Nuclear policy

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The Tragedy of American Nuclear Policy

February 7, 2020

Livestream: Please check back on day of event for status update (if any). About this Event: What sort of narrative defines the American experience with nuclear weapons?

Demystifying China

January 23, 2020

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. About this Event: Stocking up its nuclear arsenal, jeopardizing U.S.

The Strike on Qassem Soleimani: Implications for Iran, the Middle East and the World

January 6, 2020

Panel discussion with Stanford international affairs experts on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions. Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream. About this Event: U...

Labor, Health, and Precarity in the French Nuclear Industry

December 6, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Since the opening of their first facilities, French nuclear companieschose to entrust some (or all, since the 1980s) of their...

Secrecy and Deniability in the Nuclear Realm

December 4, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: State nuclear enterprises are shrouded in secrecy. This fact alone makes nuclear security scholarship difficult.

The Dilemma of Nuclear Insecurity and Limits of Law

November 27, 2019

This event is co-sponsored by the Program in History and Philosophy of Science; Program in Science, Technology, and Society; and Stanford Center for Law and History. Livestream: This event will not...

Security in a Post-Nuclear Age

October 28, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Seventy-five years after the introduction of nuclear weapons, it is no longer clear that these tools of security remain the...

Molten-Salt and Salt-Cooled Nuclear Reactors: The Opportunities and Challenges Faced in Providing a Global Solution to Clean Energy

October 3, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/8JDHuY0HMCM  /*-->*/ Abstract: The motivation to develop nuclear energy waned in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Doctrine: The Rule of Law and the Role of Strategy

September 25, 2019

Abstract: In 2013, the Obama Administration’s “Nuclear Employment Strategy” guidance announced that all war plans and operations would be “consistent with the fundamental principles of the Law of...

US National Security in an Era of Great Power Competition and Technological Disruption

August 5, 2019

The world is experiencing an unprecedented period of geopolitical change and technological disruption. How should we rethink U.S.

Maximizing Leverage: China’s Strategic Force Posture Choices in the Information Age

March 11, 2019

Abstract: How do nuclear-armed states coerce their adversaries in wars with limited aims without using nuclear weapons?

Jason Rezaian in Conversation with Brett McGurk

February 20, 2019

*This event is co-sponsored with the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies. Jason Rezaian discusses his new book, Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison, with Brett McGurk,...

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review

December 14, 2018

This seminar will provide analysis and implications of the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review from the perspectives of three people who spent a significant portion of their careers working on the nuclear...

Nuclear Disarmament Verification via Resonant Phenomena

December 14, 2018

Click here to view paper Abstract: Nuclear disarmament treaties are not sufficient in and of themselves to neutralize the existential threat of the nuclear weapons.

Obama’s Prague Agenda: Success and Frustration

December 14, 2018

Abstract: Steve Fetter worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the first three and last two years of the Obama administration.

The Stopping Power of Norms

December 14, 2018

Abstract: Sagan and Valentino's path-breaking survey of public opinion American attitudes towards the laws of war found Americans are relatively insensitive to international norms and taboos...

The INF Treaty’s Demise: What it Means for Arms Control, Europe and U.S.-Russia Relations

October 26, 2018

INF Public Panel DiscussionPresident Trump announced on October 20 that the United States will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Law as Discursive Resource: The Politics of the Nuclear/Non-Nuclear Distinction in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

September 19, 2018

Abstract: The purpose and force of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty hinges on a legal distinction between "nuclear weapons states" and "non-nuclear weapons states." But rather than being a self...

"Our theoreticians were armed with McNamara's arguments." Reflections on Soviet military strategy in the 1960s and 1970s.

March 3, 2018

Abstract: The quotation in the title is taken from the memoirs of Boris Chertok, a leading Soviet missile designer.  In my talk I will examine significant shifts in Soviet thinking about nuclear...

A 21st century Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

February 5, 2018

Abstract: Founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists who “could not remain aloof to the consequences of their work,” the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists aimed to chronicle the dawn of the...

Reset of U.S. nuclear waste management strategy and policy

January 22, 2018

This talk is co-sponsored by the Precourt Institute for Energy and will take place in the Engineering Quad (see address above) from 4:30 - 5:20 PM Abstract: The U.S.

Parallel power play: building nuclear cooperation in Argentina and Brazil

December 19, 2017

Abstract: In the fifty years following World War II, Argentina and Brazil constructed advanced nuclear energy programs that far outpaced those of other countries in Latin America.

Putin and his generals: Explaining change in Russian nuclear strategy

December 8, 2017

Abstract: What are the causes of change in Russian declaratory nuclear strategy?

A new perspective on nuclear waste management: facing the technical and social challenges of a complex science-policy issue

August 31, 2017

Abstract: Continuing social concerns over nuclear energy technologies still limit the application of long-term solutions to nuclear waste management in most countries.

People

Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow
Kelly Devens CISAC Honors Student
Rebecca Slayton Rebecca Slayton Affiliate
David Clark David L. Clark Affiliate
Matthew Fuhrmann Matthew Fuhrmann Affiliate
Yogesh Joshi Affiliates
Melissa Hanham Affiliate
Jacek Durkalec Affiliate
Michal Onderco Affiliate
Brad Roberts Affiliate