Nuclear Risk

Scholarly Publications

The United States, NATO's Strategic Concept, and Nuclear Issues

April 2011

In March 2011, NATO launched its Deterrence and Defense Posture Review, which will examine the Alliance's nuclear posture, among other issues.  At about the same time, the U.S.

News

Stanford Experts Weigh In on What to Expect at the Biden-Putin Summit

June 2021

Scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies hope that President Joe Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will lay the groundwork for negotiations in the near...

Stop the Low-Yield Trident Nuclear Warhead

June 2019

On Tuesday [June 4], the House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces debated the draft Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.It voted out, on party lines, language that prohibits...

Extending New START is a no-brainer—And yet, we can’t count on it

February 2019

The Trump administration has finished off the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a treaty mortally wounded by Russia’s deployment of a banned intermediate-range missile.

Old Events

The INF Treaty’s Demise: What it Means for Arms Control, Europe and U.S.-Russia Relations

October 26, 2018

INF Public Panel DiscussionPresident Trump announced on October 20 that the United States will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Why Sweden Did Not Build the Bomb: Testing the Swedish Case Against International Relations Theories

July 18, 2011

Why did Sweden choose, in the late 1960s, to abandon its long-standing nuclear weapons plans?

Energy Security, Memory Wars and "Compatriots" in Baltic-Russian Relations

June 11, 2009

According to Professor Muiznieks, since the early 1990s, the Baltic states have been seen as unfriendly in the eyes of Russians due to their "return to the West" attitude.