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    • Anticipating Climate Mitigation: The Role of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMRs) 

      Steinbruner, John (2014-07)
      Global warming is likely to force assertive redirection of global energy markets in order to achieve a prudent standard of mitigation; the resulting process of energy transformation will fundamentally alter prevailing ...
    • The Argument for Oversight 

      Steinbruner, John (2006-02-18)
      The fundamental problem of managing biotechnology arises from two circumstances. First, it is evident that the momentum of discovery in molecular biology in particular is simultaneously enabling therapeutic and destructive ...
    • The Argument for Oversight: Developments in the US 

      Steinbruner, John (2006-05-13)
    • Comprehensive Nuclear Material Accounting 

      Siegel, Jonas; Steinbruner, John; Gallagher, Nancy (2014-03)
      Existing national and international standards for accounting for nuclear materials, including those designated for military use, are insufficient to meet current and future nuclear security, nonproliferation, and weapons ...
    • Controlling Dangerous Pathogens 

      Steinbruner, John; Harris, Elisa D.; Gallagher, Nancy; M., Stacy (2007-03)
      Advances in science has led to a situation where dangerous pathogens that are enormously beneficial for research can also be greatly destructive. However, scientific institutions are not prepared to handle such a burden. ...
    • Controlling Dangerous Pathogens: A Prototype Protective Oversight System 

      Steinbruner, John; Harris, Elisa D.; Gallagher, Nancy; Okutani, Stacy (2005-12-01)
      As has become increasingly evident in recent years, advances in biology are posing an acute and arguably unprecedented dilemma. The same basic science that could in principle be highly beneficial could also be enormously ...
    • The Cybernetic Theory of Decision 

      Steinbruner, John (2002-01-01)
      This book was the result of emigration across disciplinary boundaries. The point of departure was cognitive psychology and its philosophical underpinnings, a realm of meticulous experimental observation and highly generalized ...
    • Dynamics of Islamic Politics 

      Steinbruner, John (2002-02-22)
      This conference is part of a larger, joint project undertaken between the National Intelligence Council and the University of Maryland. This project aims to build alliances between scholars and practitioners in the field ...
    • Faith and Global Policy Challenges 

      Kull, Steven; Steinbruner, John; Gallagher, Nancy; Ramsay, Clay; Lewis, Evan; Siegel, Jonas; Jones, Kevin; Subias, Stefan (2011-12)
      In an effort to understand how the general public and individuals with specific religious traditions think that their spiritual faith intersects with global policy challenges, the Center for International and Security ...
    • Faith and Global Policy Challenges Questionnaire 

      Kull, Steven; Steinbruner, John; Gallagher, Nancy; Ramsay, Clay; Lewis, Evan; Siegel, Jonas; Jones, Kevin; Subias, Stefan (2011-12)
      This document includes the complete survey questionnaire for the study "Faith and Global Policy Challenges," as well as the study's raw data.
    • Faith and Global Policy Challenges: How Spiritual Values Shape Views on Poverty, Nuclear Risks, and Environmental Degradation 

      Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA); Kull, Steven; Steinbruner, John; Gallagher, Nancy; Ramsay, Clay; Lewis, Evan; Siegel, Jonas; Jones, Kevin; Subias, Stefan (2011-12)
      A majority of Americans professing a belief in God favor cooperative international efforts to combat climate change, environmental degradation, and the spread of nuclear weapons, according to the findings of this public ...
    • In the Name of Defence 

      Steinbruner, John (2006-11-25)
    • The Localized Nature of Violence in Iraq 

      Gulden, Tim; Steinbruner, John (2007-08)
      Understandably and perhaps inevitably, the ever more urgent effort to comprehend the causes of violence in Iraq has so far relied on familiar conceptions. The conflict occurring there is variously described as an insurgency, ...
    • Managing the Destructive Potential of Biotechnology 

      Steinbruner, John (2006-12-08)
    • NMD and the Wistful Pursuit of Common Sense 

      Steinbruner, John (2000-08-01)
      The best that can plausibly be claimed for the national missile defense scheme currently proposed by the United States is it would provide unreliable protection against an improbable form of threat. However well the proposed ...
    • Perspective on United States Security Policy 

      Steinbruner, John (2004-11-12)
      The recent American election will undoubtedly inspire concern in Europe in that it appears to have endorsed security policies featuring the assertive use of force and the explicit disregard for established provisions of ...
    • Potentially Constructive Implications of Disaster in Iraq 

      Steinbruner, John (2007-08)
      It now appears likely that the invasion of Iraq will prove to be a seminal event in the evolution of international security generally. Legal order has evidently collapsed throughout the country, and the occupying forces ...
    • Prospects for Security Transformation 

      Steinbruner, John; Gallagher, Nancy (2004-07-01)
      Certainly for many decades and arguably for most of history, security policy has been an overriding priority of major governments, and large scale forms of deliberate aggression have been the dominant concern. In response ...
    • Protective Oversight of Biotechnology 

      Steinbruner, John (2002-02-11)
      Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, virtually all discussion of security policy in the United States has concentrated on the implications of those events. In the immediate aftermath, there was a riveting fear of ...
    • The Protective Oversight of Highly Consequential Biological Research 

      Steinbruner, John (2005-09-14)
      Deliberate terrorism is clearly the most frequently mentioned danger from biotechnology, but it is not the most imminent threat. The greater problem arises from national government programs conducting threat assessment ...