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Ukraine may not yet escape US domestic politics

February 2020

Ukraine unhappily found itself at the center of the impeachment drama that played out in Washington last fall and during the first weeks of 2020. That threatened the resiliency of the U.S.-Ukraine...

China and East Asian Security Expert Oriana Skylar Mastro to Become FSI’s Newest Center Fellow

February 2020

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that Oriana Skylar Mastro has been appointed an FSI Center Fellow.

Iowa caucuses did one thing right: Require paper ballots

February 2020

/*-->*/ “As the confusion that was the Iowa caucuses unfolds, there will be a lot of questions about what happened and how to avoid it in the future.

Don't Let New START Die

February 2020

The 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) expires in one year. Unfortunately, President Trump’s attitude seems to reflect disinterest, if not antipathy.

Pompeo visited Ukraine. Good. What next?

February 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spent January 31 in Kyiv underscoring American support for Ukraine, including in its struggle against Russian aggression.

Russia Is Updating Its Nuclear Weapons: What Does That Mean for the Rest of Us?

January 2020

This article originally appeared on the website of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where Rose Gottemoeller is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program.

Bipartisan US support for Ukraine at risk as Republicans echo Kremlin

January 2020

Speaking on Monday about Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Ukraine’s foreign minister said “please don’t drag us into your [America’s] internal political processes.”  Unfortunately, Republicans...

In the Wake of Soleimani’s Death, Experts Discuss What’s Next for Iran, the U.S., and the Middle East

January 2020

Following the death of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, five international affairs experts from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) gathered to discuss...

Why Invading Iran Would Be a Military Disaster

January 2020

/*-->*/ In the wake of a rollercoaster week of escalatory and de-escalatory signaling between the United States and Iran, both sides appear to have taken a step back from the abyss.

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.

On the Integration of Psychological Operations with Cyber Operations

January 2020

/*-->*/ In a story released on Christmas Day, 2019, the Washington Post reported that U.S.

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...

Trump Is Playing With Fire in the Middle East

January 2020

/*-->*/ With Suleimani’s death, the months-long tit-for-tat cycle of pressure and provocation between Washington and Tehran has entered a much more dangerous phase.

Do Americans approve of Trump’s pardons for court-martialed military officers?

December 2019

/*-->*/ Americans show much less tolerance for war crimes than they did during the war in Vietnam. /*-->*/ Read the Rest at /*-->*/ Washington Post

Smallpox Was Eradicated 40 Years Ago, So Why Are the U.S. and Russia Still Holding Stocks of the Virus?

December 2019

/*-->*/ On 9 December, 1979, health officials declared smallpox as the first and only human disease to be eradicated in what is considered the greatest achievement of modern medicine.

Ratcheting up the Pressure: Assessing the Risks of Trump's Iran Policy

December 2019

/*-->*/ In May 2018, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, and re-imposed crippling economic sanctions against Tehran.

What we learned from the Afghanistan Papers

December 2019

/*-->*/ On Monday, The Washington Post published an extensive analysis based on documents containing interviews with more than 400 people involved in the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Life after Yucca Mountain: The time has come to reset US nuclear waste policy

December 2019

/*-->*/ After decades of inaction and stalemate, there are small but significant signs that the U.S.

Why care about Ukraine and the Budapest Memorandum

December 2019

Original written for Brookings.Com Since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, the United States has provided Ukraine with $3 billion in reform and military assistance and $3 billion in...

Q & A: Brett McGurk, former envoy for coalition fighting ISIS under Obama, Trump

December 2019

/*-->*/ Brett McGurk served as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL from Oct. 23, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2018.

Naimark's New Book Makes Financial Times Best History Books List

November 2019

/*-->*/ The Financial Times named Norman Naimark's latest book, Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty, one of the best history books in 2019.

How to End the War in Ukraine

November 2019

/*-->*/ For more than five years, Russian forces and their proxies have waged a bloody war against Ukrainian forces in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.

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.

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