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Socio-technical multi-criteria evaluation of long-term spent nuclear fuel management strategies: A framework and method

February 2021

Currently, commercial spent fuel remains at 75 sites across the US, including 18 “orphaned sites,” where it has been left at decommissioned reactor sites. Local communities are increasingly concerned...

New Book by Kathryn Stoner Examines the ‘Paradox’ of Russian Power

February 2021

FSI Deputy Director and Senior Fellow Kathryn Stoner discusses Russia’s economy, its international influence, and why the characterization of Russia as weak is outdated.

Oriana Skylar Mastro Testifies on Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan to Congressional Review Commission

February 2021

China may now be able to prevail in cross-strait contingencies even if the United States intervenes in Taiwan’s defense, Chinese security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro tells the U.S.-China Economic and...

Apocalypse When?

February 2021

The Doomsday Clock is a metaphor. It moves closer to midnight depending on how close we are to human-made global catastrophe through climate change, nuclear weapons, and pandemics fueled by...

Newly Discovered Particles Released During the Fukushima Daiichi Meltdowns

February 2021

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant released particles containing radioactive cesium during the 2011 nuclear disaster. New research published in Science of the Total Environment shows that some...

How the Kremlin Uses Agenda Setting to Paint Democracy in Panic

February 2021

Since November 2020, the world has watched the presidential transition in the United States with unease. After a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an effort to...

Will Insurrection Lead to Terrorism?

February 2021

Reading history for lessons about what happens when agitators go underground.

Task Force at FSI Focuses on Racial Equity

February 2021

Since its creation in the summer of 2020, the Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force has been addressing the ways in which systemic racism manifests at Stanford, at FSI and in the study...

COVID Cases Finally Are Falling. Experts Worry Variants Could Erase That Fast

February 2021

Coronavirus variants are spreading in the United States, threatening to spark yet a new surge. Is there a good defense? NPR health correspondent Rob Stein talks to CISAC Senior Fellow David Relman.

A Better Bureacracy Can Close the Gap Between Defense and Commercial Technology

February 2021

As it is currently organized, the U.S. government is ill-equipped to deal with the growing number of national security challenges that exist at the intersection of commercial and defense technology...

‘A question of survival’: Canada and the Rapacki Plan for the denuclearisation of Central Europe, 1957–59

February 2021

In 1957, Poland proposed the Rapacki Plan for the denuclearisation of Central Europe. While North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members attacked the initiative, Canada viewed it as a means to...

U.S. and Russia agree to extend limits on nuclear arms

February 2021

The U.S. and Russia on Wednesday extended the only remaining treaty that limits the deployment of nuclear weapons. But did the agreement go far enough? Rose Gottemoeller, a distinguished lecturer at...

Don’t underestimate Russia’s capabilities, influence on the global stage, says Stanford scholar

February 2021

While some may think Russian President Vladimir Putin has played a “weak hand” in the card game of global politics, it’s important to remember that a weak hand in poker can be a strong hand in bridge...

Confidence, uncertainty, and trust in AI affect how humans make decisions

February 2021

In 2019, as the Department of Defense considered adopting AI ethics principles, the Defense Innovation Unit held a series of meetings across the U.S. to gather opinions from experts and the public...

CISAC Alumni Selected for Senior Roles in New Administration

February 2021

The CISAC Honors Program provides an opportunity for Stanford seniors of all majors who have strong academic records and interest in international security to receive honors in International Security...

Pentagon Advisory Boards Need to Offer 10X Ideas, Not 10% Ones

January 2021

News that the Biden administration will delay the seating of several Trump appointees to defense advisory boards is a welcome signal that incoming leaders recognize these groups are essential, not...

Stanford microbiologist stresses importance of vaccines at McNerney town hall

January 2021

Dr. David Relman, an esteemed microbiologist, kept returning to the same conclusion as he fielded questions as a guest at Rep. Jerry McNerney’s virtual town hall. No matter what your fears or...

Biden puts US national security first in extending New START Treaty

January 2021

Extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START, with Russia was one of President Biden’s first foreign policy acts after he took the oath of office on Jan. 20. The treaty would have...

Trying to Box in Biden on Arms Control

January 2021

Former Trump officials complain that the new president doesn’t want what they failed to achieve.

Biden administration must find ways to both cooperate with and constrain Putin regime, says Stanford scholar

January 2021

In the first of a two-part Q&A, Stanford political scientist Kathryn Stoner discusses how Biden’s foreign policy in Russia is a departure from the Trump administration.

Saving the Open Skies Treaty

January 2021

Last November, the Trump administration unwisely withdrew the United States from the Open Skies Treaty. Earlier this year, the Russian government said it will take steps to follow suit.

The Biden Presidency and Ukraine

January 2021

In a December 2020 New York Times interview, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed Joe Biden’s election as U.S. president. Zelensky observed that Biden “knows Ukraine better than the...

Biden Administration Should Aim to Bring Positive Change to a Tense U.S.-Russia Relationship

January 2021

On the World Class Podcast, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer says we can expect a consistency between the president’s behavior and policy toward Russia.

Should U.S. Missile Defenses Be a Part of Arms Control Negotiations With Russia?

January 2021

The Biden administration should consider whether the benefits to United States and allied security of limiting all nuclear weapons, including non-strategic nuclear arms, would justify accepting some...

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1 RSD13 085 0052a 001 David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
toomas hendrik ilves 73502529 Toomas Hendrik Ilves Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, GDPi Fellow, Stanford Cyber Initiative Fellow
rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
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michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
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