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Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis
Climate change can reasonably be expected to increase the frequency and intensity of a variety of potentially disruptive environmental events--slowly at first, but then more quickly. It is prudent to expect to be surprised ...
Comprehensive Nuclear Material Accounting
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 ...
Faith and Global Policy Challenges
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
This document includes the complete survey questionnaire for the study "Faith and Global Policy Challenges," as well as the study's raw data.
Media Coverage of Iran's Nuclear Program
(CISSM Report, 2013-04)
News coverage of the lead-up to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq had a significant impact on the distorted understanding of the public in regards to the justifications for the decision to go to war. In order to gauge the media ...
How the American Public Would Deal with the Budget Deficit
What would happen if Americans were to actually sit down and be presented a budget and given the opportunity to make choices and tradeoffs in a single framework? To answer this question, the Center on Policy Attitudes ...
The Strategic Implications of Global Warming
At least to the frontline climate scientists, it is becoming increasingly evident that the process of global warming presents a threat to human societies of essentially unprecedented proportions. They know beyond any ...
Peacekeeper Impartiality: Standards, Processes, and Operations
Though UN peacekeeping has changed dramatically since its inception, peacekeepers are still ostensibly committed to the "holy trinity" of consent, impartiality, and minimum use of force. Impartiality has come under special ...
China's Spent Nuclear Fuel Management: Current Practices and Future Strategies
Although China’s nuclear power industry is relatively young and the management of its spent nuclear fuel is not yet a concern, China’s commitment to nuclear energy and its rapid pace of development require detailed analyses ...
Emerging Demands on National Nuclear Material Accounting Systems
This paper provides an overview of how national nuclear material accounting systems are evolving as a consequence of expanded safeguards requirements, international policy initiatives, as well as those changes dictated by ...