Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Andrew C. Winner | November 2017

Evolving Strategic Stability in the Indian Ocean Region

India and Pakistan are taking nuclear weapons to sea, China is continuing its rotational naval presence and adding a permanent military base in the region, and the United States is struggling to meet global commitments with an overstretched maritime force.
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Victor H. Reis | November 2017

Connecting Nuclear Weapons with Climate Change: Managing Eisenhower’s “Fearful Atomic Dilemma.”

In a January 2017 New Yorker article, “The Atomic Origins of Climate Science: How arguments about nuclear weapons shaped the debate over nuclear warming,” Harvard Professor Jill Lepore...
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Jacek Durkalec | October 2017

Aligned by Default: How does U.S. Extended Deterrence Make the Security of U.S. European and Asia-Pacific Allies Interdependent?

U.S. allies in NATO Europe and the Asia-Pacific (above all, Australia, Japan, and South Korea) have been “aligned by default,” owing to their shared reliance on U.S. extended...
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Katie Moussouris | August 2017

Government, the Private Sector, and Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Software “vulnerabilities” are security flaws that can be exploited to launch cyberattacks. Normally the vendors of IT products seek to patch such bugs soon after they are discovered.
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Gregory D. Koblentz | July 2017

Dictators and Weapons of Mass: Understanding the Impact of Regime Security on Proliferation Decision-Making

The literature on the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons emphasizes the role of external security threats as the primary motive for states to acquire and use these weapons.
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Michael Nacht | June 2017

China's Strategy and US Nuclear Weapons

What should be U.S. strategic declaratory and employment policies to counter China's regional expansionism and growing nuclear, cyber, and space capabilities?
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James Giordano | June 2017

Brain Science from Bench to Battlefield: The Realities – and Risks – of Neuroweapons

The use of sarin gas in Syria and the nerve agent VX to assassinate Kim Jong-nam, and ongoing efforts in brain science by both nations and…
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Sean T. Lawson | May 2017

The Politics of Cyber Security Threats: Beyond Cyber-Doom Rhetoric

In this talk, Professor Lawson will outline his research into the variations and potential effects of cyber-doom rhetoric. He argues that cyber-doom rhetoric is the latest manifestation of longstanding fears of technology out-of-control in Western societies.
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Matthew Bunn, Scott Sagan | May 2017

Insider Threats: A Worst Practices Guide to Preventing Leaks, Thefts, Attacks, and Sabotage

High-security organizations around the world face devastating threats from insiders—trusted employees with access to sensitive information, facilities, and materials.
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Miriam John | April 2017

Defense Science Board Task Force Deterring, Preventing, and Responding to the Threat or Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD): Chemical and Biological Threats

DoD’s Defense Science Board (DSB) recently completed a 3-part study addressing current and projected WMD threats.
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Robert S. Litwak | April 2017

Preventing North Korea’s Nuclear Breakout

With its ballistic missile and nuclear tests, North Korea is on the verge of a strategic breakout that could directly threaten the U.S. homeland.
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Scott Shackelford | April 2017

Making Democracy Harder to Hack

With the Russian government hack of the Democratic National Convention email servers and related leaks, the drama of the 2016 U.S. presidential race highlights an important point.
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Carissa Christensen | March 2017

Commercial Space and the Future of National Defense

Space capabilities are increasingly critical to national defense, and commercial space firms are reshaping space capabilities in the U.S. and globally.
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Gigi Gronvall | February 2017

Safety, Security, and the Promise of Emerging Bioscience

Synthetic biology and other emerging biotechnologies are poised to change the future of medicine, agriculture, and manufacturing.
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Elaine Korzak | February 2017

Between Rhetoric and Reality: Evolving Cybersecurity Governance at the United Nations

While cybersecurity discussions at the United Nations date back to 1998, they have only meaningfully progressed in the past six years.
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Herb Lin | January 2017

Complexity and Security - An Essential Connection, A Lacuna of Understanding

This talk is intended to tee up a discussion on complexity/security trade-offs in a cyber context.
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