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October 30th, 2013

Is the nonproliferation agenda stuck in the Cold War?

CISAC in the news: The Washington Post on October 29, 2013

CISAC's Francesca Giovannini and SIPRI's Amy J. Nelson discuss whether the nonproliferation agenda still retains a Cold War mentality. They outline the factors that shape disarmament efforts and suggest regional cooperation is key to modernizing and balancing the global arms control agenda. Read more »



October 28th, 2013

The Best & Brightest: Honors Students Class of 2014

CISAC in the news

From all corners of campus, CISAC's 2013-2014 Honors Students are focused on a variety of security issues, such as cyber threats, the municipal policing of terrorists and the British legacy on India's nuclear policy. No doubt another stellar class. Read more »



October 17th, 2013

Siegfried Hecker: North Korea is moving ahead on all nuclear fronts

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on October 17, 2013

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker, a senior fellow at CISAC, writes in this commentary for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that North Korea's decision to restart its 5-megawatt plutonium reactor indicates "Pyongyang is moving ahead on all nuclear fronts." Read more »



October 9th, 2013

CISAC affiliate Pelopidas argues that nuclear realism is unrealistic

CISAC in the news

CISAC affiliate Benoit Pelopidas argues in this opinion piece that adopting the point of view called "nuclear realism" — the notion that technology and careful management will keep us safe — is a dangerous course, akin to putting on blinders. Read more »



October 4th, 2013

Bud Wheelon, a reconnaissance pioneer and friend to CISAC, dies

CISAC in the news

Albert “Bud” Wheelon, a theoretical physicist who was the CIA’s first science and technology director and established CISAC’s Drell Lecture, has died. He was 84. Read more »




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