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Cyber Risk Across the U.S. Nuclear Enterprise

June 2021

As the United States embarks on an effort to modernize many elements of its nuclear enterprise, it needs to consider how dependencies on modern information technologies could lead to cyber-induced...

Scientists battle over the ultimate origin story: Where did the coronavirus come from?

June 2021

Stanford University microbiologist David A. Relman said the political climate last year made many scientists hesitant to express openness to the lab-leak idea. They did not want to align themselves...

Did Biden succeed with Putin? Check back in six months

June 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a short summit yesterday in Switzerland that both sides described as substantive, efficient, and without rancor. Did the meeting...

Biden Goes to Europe | Inside America with Ghida Fakhry

June 2021

As European leaders welcome Biden back into the club, can they count on the US to be a long-term ally? Former NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller discusses Western democracies and rising...

Biden and Putin both place a ‘high priority’ on cybersecurity, says presidential adviser after Geneva summit

June 2021

Despite tensions in the summit lead-up, the two leaders were overly cordial in their remarks after the meeting. Rose Gottemoeller, lead US negotiator for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New...

Reimagining the Open Skies Treaty: cooperative aerial monitoring

June 2021

From the moment, President Biden and President Putin extended the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) in February, they created hope that although the US-Russian relationship is in dire...

Stanford Experts Weigh In on What to Expect at the Biden-Putin Summit

June 2021

Scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies hope that President Joe Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will lay the groundwork for negotiations in the near...

Setting the Biden-Putin summit bar low

June 2021

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will meet in Geneva on June 16, at a time when US-Russian relations have hit a post-Cold War nadir.

Negotiating with Russia and the Art of the Nuclear Arms Deal

June 2021

Rose Gottemoeller discusses “Negotiating the New START Treaty,” her new book detailing how she negotiated a 30 percent reduction in U.S.-Russia strategic nuclear warheads.

The Art of Negotiating Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons

June 2021

As Washington develops its negotiating approach, it should consult closely with allies, bearing in mind that the approach could have a major impact on their security perceptions.

5 Questions: David Relman on Investigating Origin of Coronavirus

June 2021

Microbiologist David Relman discusses the importance of understanding how the coronavirus emerged.

Germany’s Role in US-Russian Nuclear Arms Control

May 2021

It is likely that arms control talks between the US and Russia will resume later this year. Berlin should begin considering now how they will impact German and European security.

Harold Trinkunas Appointed as Interim Co-Director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation

May 2021

Trinkunas, whose research examines issues related to foreign policy, governance and security, particularly in Latin America, will lead the center along with FSI Senior Fellow Rodney Ewing.

The Illegality of Targeting Civilians by Way of Belligerent Reprisal: Implications for U.S. Nuclear Doctrine

May 2021

Scott Sagan and Allen Weiner argue that for legal, ethical, and strategic reasons, it is time for the United States to affirmatively recognize the customary international law prohibition on targeting...

The first 100 days: Breaking with Trump on Russia

April 2021

President Joe Biden is the first president since the Cold War to begin his term not seeking closer relations with Russia; there will be no “reset.”

US Slaps Russia With Sanctions Plus For SolarWinds Hack

April 2021

The White House Executive Order comes on the same day that CISA and CNMF issue SolarWinds-related malware analysis and NSA-CISA-FBI issue a joint advisory warning of ongoing SVR exploitation of known...

Nord Stream 2: Background, objections, and possible outcomes

April 2021

Nord Stream 2 is an almost-finished natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. The Biden administration opposes it and has come under congressional pressure to invoke sanctions to prevent its...

Steven Pifer: An important trip to Paris

April 2021

President Volodymyr Zelensky reportedly will soon travel to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. That is a trip very much worth making.

Kremlin saber-rattling in Ukraine: How the West should react

April 2021

Europe and the United States must ensure that Moscow does not underestimate the costs of a military assault.

Nuclear Arms Control in the 2020s

April 2021

As the United States, Russia and others figure out how to maintain and enhance strategic stability in a multi-player, multi-domain world, Washington and Moscow will continue to have a central role,...

Joe Biden’s Killer Comment: Undiplomatic, but the End of U.S.-Russia Relations?

March 2021

Putin may not like being called a killer—who would? However, when he sees engagement with Biden can advance his goals, he will engage.

Stanford Scholar Explores Humans’ Complicated History with Earth’s Mineral Riches in New Book

March 2021

With the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Gabrielle Hecht will research and write a new book about the mineral riches humans have turned the world inside out to unearth.

Stanford’s Lin says new Aspen disinformation commission will wrestle with ‘how to incentivize doing the right thing'

March 2021

Stanford University’s Herb Lin, a member of the Aspen Institute’s new Commission on Information Disorder, says “cyber-enabled information warfare” poses an existential threat that in many ways defies...

Rebuilding U.S.-German Relations: Harder than it Appears

March 2021

The German government and many Germans breathed a sigh of relief when Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in November. Mr. Trump damaged U.S. relations with its trans-Atlantic allies, and he often...

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