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April 29th, 2013

'We still face grave nuclear dangers,' says ex-defense secretary at Stanford lecture

CISAC 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.




April 23rd, 2013

George Bunn, CISAC professor who helped curb nuclear arsenals, dies

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 »



April 12th, 2013

Sagan honored by ISA as Distinguished Security Scholar

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 »



April 10th, 2013

Hecker responds to NKorea's intent to expand nuclear arsenal

CISAC, FSI Stanford Q&A

North Korea says it will restart its nuclear facilities, including its nuclear reactor in Yongbyon, which had been mothballed since 2007. CISAC's Siegfried Hecker -- who has visited North Korea numerous times and was given a tour of its uranium enrichment facility in 2010 -- and considers the consequences in this Q&A. Read more »



April 9th, 2013

CISAC scholars provide expertise on Korean nuclear standoff

CISAC in the news

Amid escalating tensions and inflamed rhetoric from the Korean Peninsula, CISAC experts explain what's really going on with North Korea.




April 5th, 2013

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall begins senior White House security position

CISAC in the news

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, former scholar at CISAC and the Preventive Defense Project, starts today, April 8, as the White House Coordinator for Defense Policy, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Arms Control. Read more »




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