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William Potter, Sarah Bidgood, and Hanna Notte

Death Dust: The Rise, Decline, and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs – CISAC Stanford

Death Dust explores the largely unknown history of the rise and demise of RW—sometimes portrayed as a “poor man’s nuclear weapon”—through a series of comparative case studies across the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, Egypt, and Iraq.

Sarah Bidgood, William Potter, and Hanna Notte

Death Dust: The Rise, Decline and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs

This seminar focuses on the findings of the recently published book “Death Dust: The Rise, Decline and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs.”

New Podcast ‘The Reason We’re All Still Here’ Explores Nuclear History

Outrider.org launched a podcast “The Reason We’re All Still Here,” with Jeffrey Lewis discussing nuclear weapons history and the citizens who chose to build a safer world.

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The Age of Great-Power Distraction

Great-power distraction invites considerable long-term risk.

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Congressional staffers created antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And that’s a good thing.

Staffers learn how easy it might be to genetically engineer a pathogen and how synthetic biology can speed up the manufacturing of medicinal compounds.

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The Danger of ‘Invisible’ Biolabs Across the US

Proper federal oversight could make invisible labs more visible and prevent unsafe labs from working with dangerous pathogens.

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First steps on a long path: seizing the opportunity to reduce US-China nuclear risks

Incentivizing China to see nuclear and risk reduction as beneficial rather than detrimental will require skillful U.S. diplomacy to leverage pressure from allies in Europe and regional states.

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The evolution of Russia’s relations with the West: A conversation with Hanna Notte

Dr. Hanna Notte gave an interview on the evolution of Russia’s foreign policy and Russia’s war against Ukraine to civilnet.am, an Armenian online television and media platform.

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Re-emphasizing the Human Factor in Nuclear Security

Two experts explore the role of human factors in undermining nuclear security and suggest some ways to curb the risks.

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Cyber Offense and a Changing Strategic Paradigm

How will strategic relations among the US, Russia, and China be impacted as they work to implant stealthy malware to compromise each other’s nuclear weapon systems and critical infrastructures?