Sarah Bidgood Articles

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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.”

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Why the World Should Still Worry About Dirty Bombs

Despite attempts to ban radiological weapons, challenges persist in achieving consensus, highlighting the necessity for global collaboration, legal restraints, nonproliferation commitments, and public education to deter their proliferation.

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Strategic Empathy: Examining Pattern Breaks to Better Understand Adversaries

Through case studies involving Russia, North Korea, and Iran the authors suggest that a more holistic, nuanced understanding of the adversary can inform effective policy responses.

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Machiavelli in the Ivory Tower: A CNS videocast series

Episode 8: Russia’s Nuclear Fever – A Conversation with Rose Gottemoeller

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Russian Nuclear Weapons In Belarus? A CNS Roundtable Discussion

Discussion on Putin’s announcement that Russia will deploy tactical nuclear warheads to Belarus.

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Putin’s War with Ukraine: Voices of CNS Experts on the Russian Invasion

A compendium of CNS expert analysis and commentary on the nuclear ramifications of the war, as well as educational materials for expert and general audience.

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Russia’s novel strategic weapons: staying ahead of the Americans?

Examining public data, declassified intelligence, and commercial satellite imagery, the authors identify drivers behind Russia’s pursuit of weapons systems.

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Expert Concerned Russia Could Deploy Small, ‘Tactical’ Nuclear Weapon in Ukraine

VIDEO: CNS expert on NBC online outlet, XL, discussing Russian nuclear forces and the war with Ukraine

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Would Vladimir Putin use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine?

As the war approaches Nato’s borders military officials on both sides will have to communicate closely.