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.
Understanding the evolution of China's modern military strategyCISAC in the news: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on September 19, 2012
CISAC Faculty Member John Lewis and Researcher Xue Litai published an article in the September/October 2012 issue of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists which examines the complex history of China's defense strategy. The two China scholars outline the forces that have shaped Beijing's conventional and nuclear military posture.
Higuchi: Fukushima Daiichi failures not uniquely JapaneseCISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on September 4, 2012
Toshihiro Higuchi, historian and 2011-2012 CISAC fellow, explains how the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident was not due to Japanese cultural shortcomings. He criticizes Japanese officials as using two sides of the the same coin: pre-Fukushima, they praised the safety record as a testament to Japanese self-discipline, harmony and professionalism. In the aftermath of the nuclear accident, they now say the failures are due to obedience, groupism, and narrow-mindedness. Blaming the problem on cultural factors prevents long-lasting reform.