Nuclear Security and Risk
Since its founding as the Center for International Security and Arms Control, CISAC has worked through scholarly research and Track II diplomacy to influence policies that will help reduce the dangers posed by nuclear weapons.
Scott Sagan, in this piece for Foreign Policy, remembers his longtime friend and writing partner Kenneth Waltz. The international relations theorist passed away on May 13. Read more »
CISAC in the news
CISAC's Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer explains that when it comes to chemical weapons, Syria is no Iraq. The Assad regime's purported use of chemical weapons could have lasting effects in Syria and across the region. Read more »
Analysts at CISAC, together with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, are playing a leading role in deriving new and timely information of global security relevance from a variety of open-source geospatial tools. Read more »
CISAC in the news
CISAC's Sig Hecker spoke about North Korea's nuclear program at a seminar in Vienna. Based on estimates from his visits to the country, most recently in 2010, Pyongyang does not have the technical capability to back up the threats it has issued. Read more »
'We still face grave nuclear dangers,' says ex-defense secretary at Stanford lectureCISAC in the news
William J. Perry says global nuclear reduction efforts have stalled and in some cases reversed. He argues progress on nuclear nonproliferation worldwide starts with the American public and Congress.
CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news
George Bunn, a former CISAC consulting professor for two decades who helped negotiate the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has died. He leaves behind a legacy of lifelong commitment to the abolition of nuclear weapons worldwide. Read more »
CISAC, FSI Stanford News
Colleagues and former students join the International Studies Association to praise Scott Sagan as he wins the annual Distinguished Scholar in International Security Studies award. Read more »