DOD Grant Awarded To Elisabeth Gilmore And Team

The Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative awarded a 3-year, $1.9 million research grant to a team of researchers led by Elisabeth Gilmore, CISSM research fellow and assistant professor in the School of Public Policy, to investigate how climate change could affect human well-being and lead to civil conflict with the goal of identifying interventions to mitigate these risks.

Steven Kull Releases Opinion Poll: Cut Defense Spending

Steven Kull, a senior research scholar at CISSM and director of the Center on Policy Attitudes, released a study from COPA''s Program for Public Consultation, "How the American Public Would Deal with the Budget Deficit," which shows substantial support for cuts to the defense budget.

CISSM study finds Americans favor a nuclear deal with Iran

More than 60 percent of Americans favor making a deal with Iran that would limit Iran’s enrichment capacity and impose additional intrusive inspections in exchange for the lifting of some sanctions. This includes 62 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of independents. This was the key finding of a new public opinion study released by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) and the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at an event on Tuesday, July 15.

New CISSM scholar to research impact of evolving military capabilities in the Asia-Pacific

The evolving military capabilities of a range of Asian-Pacific nations pose particular challenges to regional and global security, according to research scholar Jaganath Sankaran, who joined the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) in October 2015.

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.