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Opinion: Ukraine’s Nuclear Threat Today Is Nonexistent

March 2022

Trying to justify Russia’s unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that Kyiv sought to develop nuclear weapons. That is a glaring untruth, as he well knows.

What’s eating Putin?

March 2022

As horrific and needless violence unfolds in Ukraine, my friends, family, colleagues, and media from around the world have all been asking the same questions: What’s eating Putin? What has driven him...

What is Going On Inside Vladimir Putin's Head? 12 Experts Weigh In

March 2022

Russian president Vladimir Putin is keeping the world guessing as western intelligence says the invasion he ordered of Ukraine has not been as successful or as swift as he had hoped.

Overcoming Foreign Influence in Social Media

March 2022

American adversaries such as Russia and China are using cyber-enabled deception operations to spread divisive messages.

The Kremlin Paints Itself into a Corner

February 2022

As the crisis between Russia and NATO and Ukraine has developed over the past three months, the Kremlin increasingly has painted itself into a corner.

History offers a cautionary tale for biometric covid tracking systems

February 2022

Biometrics have great appeal to those concerned with public health — but they can also be used for far darker purposes.

Can reactor fuel debris be safely removed from Fukushima Daiichi?

February 2022

More than a decade after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) disaster, an international team of researchers uncovered critical new information related to the retrieval and management of...

Inside the secret world of U.S. intelligence with Stanford scholar Amy Zegart

February 2022

In her new book, Stanford scholar Amy Zegart examines the evolution of the U.S. intelligence community and how technology is changing how it operates.

Nine named AAAS Fellows from Stanford and SLAC

January 2022

Paul Edwards and eight other faculty from Stanford and SLAC are among the 564 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The U.S. is giving Ukraine weapons and political support, but not troops

January 2022

The U.S. and its partners have sent weapons to Ukraine. They've provided political and moral support. But if Russia invades, Ukraine's army looks to be largely on its own against a stronger...

Meet the Nuclear Sleuths Shaking Up U.S. Spycraft

January 2022

Armed with Internet connections rather than security clearances, scholars, hobbyists and conspiracy peddlers are forcing intelligence agencies to rethink how they do business.

The Biden Nuclear Posture Review: Defense, Offense, and Avoiding Arms Races

January 2022

President Joe Biden’s administration is conducting a missile defense review in parallel with its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). Those reviews will determine whether to adjust the nuclear and missile...

Analysis: N.Korea’s 'hypersonic missile' tests raise military stakes in Asia

January 2022

"These sorts of offense-defence races have been taking place globally for many decades now, and what we consistently see is that offence has the advantage," said Cameron Tracy, a researcher...

After U.S.-Russia, NATO-Russia and OSCE Meetings, What Next?

January 2022

During the last two months of 2021, Russia created a crisis by deploying large military forces near Ukraine and demanding security guarantees from the United States and NATO.

Key nuclear treaty review plagued by COVID delays as distrust grows

January 2022

Today’s security environment calls for a renewed commitment to nonproliferation. No country alone can reverse adverse developments in Iran and dissuade others from seeking nuclear arsenals. Effective...

How Fake Spies Ruin Real Intelligence

January 2022

Spy-themed entertainment is standing in for adult education on the subject, and although the idea might seem far-fetched, fictional spies are actually shaping public opinion and real intelligence...

Kremlin’s unwillingness to recognize Ukraine as a sovereign state has resulted in major strategic failure for Russia, Stanford scholar says

January 2022

As Russia increases its military presence along the Ukrainian border, Stanford scholar Steven Pifer discusses what Russia hopes to achieve and why its policies toward Ukraine are backfiring.

Herbert Lin On Cyber Threats And Nuclear Weapons

January 2022

In this Q&A, Lin discusses his recently released book Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons. He explains that until this publication, the literature about cyber technology’s impact on the nuclear...

Europe's Defense against Russia is, and should Remain, NATO's Core Mission

December 2021

In 1991, some 50 years after NATO’s establishment for the defense of Western Europe against a Soviet military threat, the Warsaw Pact disbanded and the Soviet Union collapsed.

Russia’s draft agreements with NATO and the United States: Intended for rejection?

December 2021

Russia maintains the world’s largest nuclear arsenal and the most powerful conventional military forces in Europe. Russian military units currently are deployed — uninvited and unwanted — in Ukraine...

Does the Kremlin Understand Ukraine? Apparently Not

December 2021

The abject failure of Russian policy toward Ukraine over the past seven years suggests Vladimir Putin has a flawed understanding of the country.

Will Russia launch a full military invasion of Ukraine?

December 2021

As Russian troops gather on Ukraine’s borders, the outstanding question is whether Russian President Putin is prepared to bear the domestic and international costs of a full-scale invasion or if he’...

China’s Fake Twitter Accounts Are Tweeting Into the Void

December 2021

China’s state-linked influence operations get very little engagement on Twitter.

Responding to Fischerkeller on Initiative Persistence

December 2021

I have struggled to find something with which I disagree in Michael Fischerkeller’s response to my thought experiment adopting the 2018 U.S. Cyber Command (USCC) Command Vision. A couple of such...

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