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May 20th, 2013

Earth scientist and nuclear waste expert Rod Ewing joins Stanford

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

Rod Ewing, a mineralogist and materials scientist who is an expert on nuclear waste management, will join Stanford University to focus on sustainable energy, security and environmental research at the intersection of physical science and public policy. Read more »


Stanton bestows $5 million gift on CISAC for professor in nuclear studies

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

The Stanton Foundation has given CISAC a $5 million gift to establish an endowed professorship in nuclear security and reinforce our mission to build a safer world. Read more »



May 16th, 2013

Sagan praises Kenneth Waltz's legacy on nuclear debate

CISAC in the news: Foreign Policy on May 15, 2013

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 »



May 15th, 2013

Syria's chemical weapons could intensify civil war and regional instability

CISAC in the news

CISAC's MÃ¥lfrid 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 »



May 3rd, 2013

Tracking North Korean nuclear sites with cloud computing

CISAC News

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 »



May 2nd, 2013

Hecker discusses what's next for North Korea in Vienna talk

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 »




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