Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Chris Twomey | September 2016

Asia’s Complex Nuclear Geometry

Modern scholars of East Asia suggest nuclear weapons give us reasons to be optimistic about peace in the region. This study will argue that these views are wrong; nuclear affairs in contemporary East Asia, characterized in important ways by multipolarity and complexity, will have a net destabilizing effect on the region.
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Peppino DeBiaso | September 2016

U.S. Missile Defense: Shifting Strategic Landscape and Implications for Policy, Technology and Capabilities

The presentation entitled "U.S. Missile Defense: Shifting Strategic Landscape and Implications for Policy, Technology and Capabilities" will examine the root of contemporary American BMD policy, programs and deployments including its evolution over the past 15 years.
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Gregory D. Koblentz | August 2016

Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age

Since the end of the Cold War, a new nuclear order has emerged shaped by rising nuclear states in Asia and advanced military technologies that pose new challenges to strategic stability.
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Austin Long | August 2016

Clandestine Capabilities and Deterrence in World Politics

International political outcomes are deeply shaped by the balance of power, but some military capabilities rely on secrecy in order to be effective (e.g. certain forms of cyber, signals intelligence, space systems, electronic warfare, stealth or counterstealth).
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Emile Nakhleh | July 2016

ISIS, the Middle East, and US Policy: Regional Reflections Since the Arab Spring?

This talk will highlight the continuing threat from ISIS, the factors—policy and radical ideology—that drive it, and its apparent resiliency.
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Brad Roberts | May 2016

The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century

CGSR director Brad Roberts is the author of a new book by Stanford University Press, entitled The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century.
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Ashley J. Tellis | May 2016

Can India Become a Leading Power?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for India to become a leading power represents a change in how the country’s top political leadership conceives of its role in international politics.
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Lewis A. Dunn | April 2016

Redefining the U.S. Agenda for Nuclear Disarmament

Eight years after President Obama's April 2009 Prague Speech affirmed America's commitment "to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons", the global nuclear landscape confronting the next American president in 2017 will be very different.
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F. Gregory Gause, III | April 2016

New Middle East Cold War

The Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) is hosting a talk by Professor Gregory Gause, entitled “New Middle East Cold War.” Following the lecture there will be a question and answer session. This is open to the Laboratory.
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Michael M. May | February 2016

A Conversation with Director Emeritus Michael M. May, on the occasion of his 90th Birthday

To mark this significant milestone, CGSR has organized an event to engage May in a broad conversation about changes in the security environment, elements of continuity and change in U.S. nuclear policy, and their implications for the laboratory.
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Kristin Ven Bruusgaard | February 2016

Russian Views on Strategic Deterrence

As part of the ongoing Nuclear Crossroads Initiative, the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) is sponsoring a talk by Kristin Ven Bruusgaard, entitled “Russian Views on Strategic Deterrence.”
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Francis J. Gavin | January 2016

History and the Unanswered Questions of the Nuclear Age

We are fortunate to be in the midst of what has been called a renaissance in nuclear studies, both within political science and international history. How much do we know about nuclear dynamics and international relations, and what are the best ways – and challenges – to learning more?
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