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Research Assistant Anton Grishanov Interviewed On VOA

Visiting research assistant Anton Grishanov was interviewed [in Russian] by the Voice of America on November 22, 2010 about his views on NATO-Russia relations.

Security Policy Students Meet With State Department

Arms control and nonproliferation policy students met with State Department officials to discuss the latest U.S. arms control and cooperative security initiatives.

Graduate Assistant Courtney Brasier To Be Foreign Service Officer

CISSM graduate assistant Courtney Brasier, who helped to coordinate CISSM''s collaboration with the Russian Institute of U.S.-Canada Studies, has accepted a position as a U.S. Foreign Service Political Officer.

Iranians favor a nuclear deal, but with some reservations

A new survey of the Iranian public,"Iranian Attitudes on Nuclear Negotiations," finds that the majority of Iranians would support their government making a deal on Iran’s nuclear program that includes some key steps sought by P5+1 countries. Large majorities, however, deem some possible demands, such as dismantling half of Iran’s centrifuges, to be unacceptable.

Q & A with Courtney Brasier, U.S. Foreign Service Officer and CISSM/SPP alum

Former School of Public Policy (SPP) master's degree student and CISSM graduate assistant Courtney Brasier visited Washington, D.C., this fall and sat down with CISSM to discuss her current work as a State Department Foreign Service Officer (FSO) and her thoughts on ongoing international security challenges. Tell us about your current position and your current responsibilities.

CISSM Awarded Pepsi Challenge Funding

CISSM was awarded Pepsi Challenge Funding to host a screening and discussion of the acclaimed documentary film, Countdown to Zero, on campus.

H5N1 Virus Renews Interest In 'Biological Research Oversight System'

The biological research oversight system outlined in the CISSM monograph, "Controlling Dangerous Pathogens," has received renewed public interest (see comments in Science and Bloomberg News, and by CISSM Director John Steinbruner) in light of controversial experiments on H5N1 flu virus.

John Steinbruner, Nancy Gallagher Address Congressional Nuclear Weapons Seminar

CISSM Director John Steinbruner and Research Director Nancy Gallagher each addressed a congressional seminar on nuclear weapons and nuclear security that was sponsored by the AAAS''s Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy. Read Steinbruner''s and Gallagher''s remarks.

Kevin Jones receives Minerva Initiative funding

A research group that includes CISSM scholar Kevin Jones was awarded a three-year grant by the Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative to investigate the impact of development aid on conflict. The $2.5 million project, entitled “Aiding Resilience? The Impact of Foreign Assistance on the Dynamics of Intrastate Armed Conflict,” is being led by researchers at the University’s Center for International Development and Conflict (CIDCM).

SPP students discuss international security with Under-Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller

U.S. security assistance and defense trade efforts under the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, and the status of U.S.-Russian cooperation were among the range of topics addressed by Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller and School of Public Policy students during a November 17 visit to State Department headquarters.