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The truth about nuclear deterrence

March 2022

Putin might well believe that a world without Russia in its rightful position of power is not worth existing. We can’t be sure of what Putin is thinking, or whether his decision making is compromised...

Introduction to Issues in International Security

March 2022

A new video curriculum series is released.

Tacit rules to avoid a NATO-Russia war

March 2022

While the United States and NATO have sided squarely with Ukraine, the victim of an unprovoked invasion by Russia, US and NATO officials have also made clear their desire to avoid a direct military...

The challenges of transferring military aircraft

March 2022

Q & A with Dr. Dean Winslow and Ben Lambeth

Russia vs. Ukraine: How does this end?

March 2022

On February 24, Vladimir Putin launched the Russian military on what he termed a “special military operation,” his euphemism for a massive invasion of Ukraine.

International Security and Cooperation on the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

March 2022

The Cuban Missile Crisis dealt not only the United States and the Soviet Union, but other countries around the world, what I call a short, sharp shock. We recognized how devastating would be the...

How to Stop a New Nuclear Arms Race

March 2022

With Russia Going Rogue, America Must Cooperate With China

Contemporary humanitarians: Latin America and the ordering of responses to humanitarian crises

March 2022

The paper looks at how Brazil, Chile, and Mexico approached debates on humanitarian intervention norms in the early 2000s. These countries attempted to simultaneously address humanitarian crises...

Stanford scholars visit the only operating rare earth mine in the United States

March 2022

A three-person team from CISAC toured the only domestic mine producing rare earths, which are critical for the modern economy.

Nuclear reactors in a war zone: A new type of weapon?

March 2022

As the tragedy in Ukraine unfolds before the world with each day darker than the next, Russian saber rattling with nuclear weapons is only a part of the nuclear concern.

Rose Gottemoeller says that NATO has proved its worth in dealing with Russia

March 2022

A former deputy secretary-general at NATO argues that the alliance is far more flexible, adaptable and purposeful than its critics have claimed.

The Weapons the West Used Against Putin

March 2022

Never before has the United States government revealed so much, in such granular detail, so fast and so relentlessly about an adversary, Amy Zegart writes. What are the implications of this new...

Ukraine Under Siege: What's Next

March 2022

As Russian forces advance into Ukraine from the north, south and east and lay siege to Kyiv and other major cities, join The Commonwealth Club for an in-depth briefing on the current situation and...

A close call at Ukraine reactor: On luck and nuclear disasters

March 2022

As a scholar working in the field of nuclear disasters, I watched in horror as Russia tried to capture the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant—likely for strategic military purposes, or to control the...

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...

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Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy)
Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Steven C. Házy Lecturer
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Sagan, Scott 2012 photo Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Kathryn Stoner Kathryn Stoner Senior Fellow, Senior Fellow (by courtesy), Hoover Institution, Professor (by courtesy), Political Science
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Vardi, Gil li Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Rob MacCoun Robert MacCoun Senior Fellow Professor of Law
van Schewick Barbara Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
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