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Kelleher leads workshop on nuclear order in South Asia

CISSM Senior Fellow Catherine M. Kelleher and Cornell Professor Emeritus Judith Reppy led a workshop on South Asia nuclear order on May 2 and 3, 2016. The workshop was the latest in a series organized by Kelleher and Reppy as part of a larger project, "A Stable Transition to a New Nuclear Order."

CISSM Co-hosts Iran Foreign Policy Event

CISSM co-hosted "Making History? Will Iran’s Domestic Politics Permit a Change in its Foreign Policy?" featuring CISSM Research Director Nancy Gallagher, NIAC President Trita Parsi, Scholar Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, and Prof. Shibley Telhami.

Carnegie Corporation New York Awards CISSM $410,000 Grant

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded CISSM a $410,000 grant in support of its collaborative work with the Institute of U.S and Canada Studies to train the next generation of U.S. and Russian security experts.

'Soviet Biological Weapons Program: A History' Published

The Soviet Biological Weapons Program: A History, a sweeping, 900-page account authored by CISSM senior research scholar Milton Leitenberg and Montery Institute of International Studies scholar Raymond Zilinskas, was published by the Harvard University Press.

Charles Harry Awarded Yamamoto-Scheffelin Endowment

The Yamamoto-Scheffelin Endowment for Dissertation Research awarded Charles Harry, a CISSM research scholar, its 2013 dissertation prize upon completion of his dissertation, The Effect of Economic Condition on Civil Unrest: New Insights from Agent Based Modeling. CISSM published a policy brief, "Deteriorating Economic Condition and the Emergence of Social Instability," drawn from Harry''s dissertation.

Iran nuclear deal backed by large majority of Americans, new PPC study finds

Negotiations over a proposed deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program are coming to a head while a March 2015 study finds a clear majority of Americans – 61 percent – support an agreement that would limit Iran’s enrichment capacity and impose additional intrusive inspections in exchange for the lifting of some sanctions. This included 61 percent of Republicans, 66 percent of Democrats and 54 percent of independents.

New CISSM study finds that benefits from nuclear deal fall short of Iranian expectations

A year ago, when the nuclear deal was signed, 63 percent of Iranians said they expected tangible improvements in people’s living conditions within a year. However a new University of Maryland poll, "Iranian Public Opinion, One Year after the Nuclear Deal," finds that now, a year later, three quarters (74%) of Iranians say there has been no improvement at all. 

Irina Bokova Selected As Director General UNESCO

Irina Bokova, a Bulgarian diplomat and a former fellow of the CISSM-affiliated Maryland Seminar on Foreign Policymaking, was recently selected to be director general of UNESCO.

CISSM welcomes ISKRAN Fellow Alexey Stepanov, Fulbright Fellow He Yun

CISSM welcomes ISKRAN Fellow Alexey Stepanov and Fulbright Fellow He Yun, a doctoral candidate from Tsinghua University, who are spending the fall and the full-year, respectively, at the School of Public Policy.