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A statement on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 2020

The Science and Security Board calls on all countries to reject the fantasy that nuclear weapons can provide a permanent basis for global security and to refrain from pursuing new nuclear weapons...

Why the atomic bombing of Hiroshima would be illegal today Global Webinar

August 2020

The Bulletin hosted a global webinar featuring Scott Sagan, Bulletin SASB member and Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University; Allen Weiner, director of the Stanford...

Moment Caught On Film Becomes Historic Photo

August 2020

Inside the Russian Federal Nuclear Center for Technical Physics, Russian scientist Vladimir Shmakov saw a familiar photo on the cover of Doomed to Cooperate, Siegfried Hecker’s 2016 book on the...

Delaying Doomsday

July 2020

Debak Das, Scott Sagan and Rupal Mehta discuss Mehta's new book, Delaying Doomsday: The Politics of Nuclear Rerversal, with James Goldgeier, Co-Director of Bridging the Gap.

Why the atomic bombing of Hiroshima would be illegal today

July 2020

The archival record makes clear that killing large numbers of civilians was the primary purpose of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The attack would be illegal today for violating three major...

Bringing technical expertise to policy debates

July 2020

Profile of a CISAC Fellow: Jason Reinhardt, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories

The Science of Trinity

July 2020

Siegfried Hecker, former director of both Los Alamos National Laboratories and the Center for International Cooperation and Security, reflects on the meaning of the Trinity nuclear weapons test and...

Being Clear-Eyed About Citizen Science in the Age of COVID-19

July 2020

An anthropologist explores the network of citizen monitoring capabilities that developed after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011 for what they might teach all of us about such...

Unattainable Conditions for New START Extension?

June 2020

President Donald Trump’s chief arms control envoy last week acknowledged the possibility that the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) could be extended, but he added, “only under...

US nukes in Poland are a truly bad idea

May 2020

On May 15, the U.S. Ambassador in Warsaw, Georgette Mosbacher, suggested relocating U.S. nuclear weapons based in Germany to Poland. One hopes this was just a mistake by a political appointee...

U.S.-Russia Young Professionals Nuclear Forum Participants Receive Rieser Award Honorable Mention

January 2020

For the first time in the history of the Leonard M. Rieser Award, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists gave an honorable mention.

Sixth Young Professional Nuclear Forum Held in Moscow in November

January 2020

The sixth Young Professional Nuclear Forum (YPNF6), sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute (MEPhI...

Post-political uncertainties: Governing nuclear controversies in post-Fukushima Japan

November 2019

/*-->*/ This article examines a set of public controversies surrounding the role of nuclear power and the threat of radioactive contamination in a post-Fukushima Japan.

An Indian Nuclear Power Plant Suffered a Cyberattack. Here’s What You Need to Know.

November 2019

/*-->*/ Authorities don’t seem to understand the real threat from cyber-operations.The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has now confirmed that there was a cyberattack on the...

It's Time To Get U.S. Nukes Out Of Turkey

October 2019

U.S.-Turkish relations have plunged to a new nadir.

CISAC's Rod Ewing to Receive Mineralogical Society of America's Distinguished Public Service Award

October 2019

/*-->*/ CISAC Co-Director Rodney Ewing was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), to honor his “important contributions to furthering the...

CISAC Team Releases Satellite Imaging-Based Study of North Korean Uranium Mines

September 2019

North Korea currently has only one publicly known uranium mine—the Pyongsăn uranium mining and milling complex—that serves as a first step in the country’s pathway towards nuclear weapons.Using a...

The Future of Global Nuclear Power Through the Eyes of Young Russian and American Professionals

June 2019

As we witness the increasingly detrimental effects of global climate change, the role that nuclear power could play globally to mitigate its effects continues to be debated.

At Stanford, US and Russian Young Professionals Meet on Nuclear Topics in 5th Meeting

June 2019

In early May, CISAC convened the fifth Young Professional Nuclear Forum (YPNF), a program sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and the Moscow...

Stop the Low-Yield Trident Nuclear Warhead

June 2019

On Tuesday [June 4], the House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces debated the draft Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.It voted out, on party lines, language that prohibits...

Nuclear Security, Arms Control and the U.S.-Russia Relationship

April 2019

For nearly five decades, Washington and Moscow have engaged in negotiations to manage their nuclear competition.

Pakistani, Indian leaders ‘have different incentives' - Asfandyar Mir

March 2019

Political scientist Asfandyar Mir has studied security affairs in South Asia for years.

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Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Sagan, Scott 2012 photo Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Daniel Metlay Daniel Metlay Affiliate
Lynn Eden Lynn Eden Affiliate
chantell murphy Chantell Murphy Affiliate
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rsd19 072 0196a Kevin Chen Research Assistant to Gabrielle Hecht
rsd19 072 0167a Katie McKinney Research Assistant to Scott Sagan