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Atomic Homefront: a film about struggling to live with Manhattan Project radioactive waste

June 2018

Abstract: This commentary reviews and discusses HBO’s new documentary, Atomic Homefront, which shows how communities are still struggling to live with radiation from radioactive waste generated...

Policy: Reassess New Mexico's nuclear-waste repository

January 2016

For the past 15 years, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has stored transuranic waste from the US nuclear-defense programme.

动荡世界中的安全挑战:更少敌人、更多挑战和焦虑

August 2015

A version of this paper, "Security Challenges in a Turbulent World: Fewer Enemies, More Challenges, and Greater Anxiety," delivered at the International Areas Studies Symposium at the University of...

Thirteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

January 2015

The thirteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

Iran's Path to Nuclear Peace

January 2014

CISAC and FSI Senior Fellows Siegfried Hecker and Bill Perry write in this OpEd in The New York Times that Iran has little to show for its 50-year pursuit of a nuclear program.

NSA's Creative Interpretations of Law Subvert Congress and the Rule of Law

December 2013

CISAC Affiliate and Forbes Contributor Jennifer Granick explains how NSA domestic surveillance activities might continue, even in the face of legal decisions to rein in the agency's activities. ...

My Personal Journey at the Nuclear Brink

June 2013

CISAC Faculty Member and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry tells the story of how he became a nuclear weapons abolitionist.

A Chance to Defuse North Korea

June 2013

On Friday, June 7, President Obama will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a series of talks to address major issues between the two countries.

Requiem for a Realist: Remembering the nuclear strategist

May 2013

Scott Sagan, in this piece for Foreign Policy, remembers his longtime friend and colleague Kenneth Waltz. Waltz passed away on May 13.

Stop Ignoring Taiwan

May 2012

In an article for Foreign Policy, Karl Eikenberry makes the case for the United States to invigorate its relations with Taiwan and outlines the work needed to make this a reality and stabilize...

What's Next for Medvedev?

October 2011

Russia will soon have another liberal ex-president. Twenty years ago this December, Mikhail Gorbachev stood in the Kremlin as the Soviet flag was lowered and replaced with the Russian tricolor.

No Need to Reset the Reset

September 2011

Russia watchers in the West cannot be surprised that Vladimir Putin is on his way back to the Russian presidency.

9/11 and the makers of history

September 2011

After 9/11, the administration of US President George W Bush initiated the era of the global war on terror. For many, this was a misguided response to terror attacks.

Nuclear Zero? Why Not Nuclear Infinity?

July 2011

Source: Wall Street Journal The world would not be safer if the U.S. had no nuclear weapons.

How China views US nuclear policy

May 2011

Article Highlights Although Chinese academics and military officers praised some aspects of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, they continue to view US nuclear policy with suspicion.

Quadrennial Defense Review Report

February 2010

The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) is a legislatively-mandated review of Department of Defense (DoD) strategy and priorities.

U.S. Must Search for Common Ground in Muslim World

July 2009

South Asia scholar Anja Manuel discusses how the United States can improve its image with Muslim communities worldwide, going beyond just "winning hearts and minds." Farah Pandith, the State...

Preparing for Sudden Change in North Korea

January 2009

It possesses nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them, and despite some progress, it is by no means clear that the ongoing six-party talks will be able to reveal the full extent of the country...

Reykjavik Revisited: Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

September 2007

Twenty-one years ago, at the October 1986 Reykjavik Summit, President Ronald Reagan and Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev entered into an unprecedented dialogue regarding their desire to...

Day After, The: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast

May 2007

On April 19, 2007, the Preventive Defense Project convened a workshop of leading federal government civilian and military officials, scientists, policy experts, and journalists to address the...

Situation in Iraq and the Administration's Strategy, The

January 2007

Testimony before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. 27, 2007, on the situation in Iraq and the Bush administration's strategy.

Alternative Perspectives on Iraq

January 2007

Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives' Armed Services Committee on alternative perspectives on the president's strategy for Iraq.

Iraq Study Group Report, The

December 2006

The Iraq Study Group, convened at the urging of Congress with White House agreement, made a forward-looking, independent assessment of the current and prospective situation on the ground in Iraq...

Alliances and American Security

November 2006

One of the greatest challenges facing the United States today is the translation of its overwhelming might into effective influence.

People

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Research Scholar, Lecturer
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Asfandyar Mir Postdoctoral fellow
Melissa Hanham Affiliate
Irving Lachow Irving Lachow Affiliate