CISSM News

Majority of Iranian Public Approves of Pursuing Nuclear Agreement, New Study Finds

June 23, 2015

NOTE: CISSM published a related study in collaboration with the University of Tehran in September 2014: "Iranian Attitudes on Nuclear Negotiations." CISSM and the Program for Public Consult

2014 Yamamoto-Scheffelin Dissertation Prize winner receives doctoral degree

May 25, 2015

CISSM Research Associate Ebrahim Mohseni received his doctoral degree at the May 22, 2015 School of Public Policy graduation.

Nancy Gallagher appointed interim director of CISSM

May 21, 2015

Robert Orr, the dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, announced today that he was appointing Nancy Gallagher, who has been the associate director of research at CISSM since 2001, to be CISSM's interim director.

CISSM and SPP launch student support fund in memory of John D. Steinbruner

May 19, 2015

To say that John Steinbruner always made time for colleagues and students would be an understatement. Dr.

Doctoral student wins UMD graduate fellowship

May 11, 2015

CISSM graduate assistant Zafar Imran was selected from among 4,000 graduate students to receive an

CISSM receives new funding to research U.S.-Russian relations

March 30, 2015

The Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded a new $500,000 grant to CISSM in support of its research and educational p

Graduate student awarded NNSA fellowship

March 16, 2015

Ian Andrews, a second-year masters of public policy student specializing in international security and economic policy, has been selected as a 2015 fellow for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)’s competitive Graduate Fellowship Program.

Majorities of Ukrainians do not support moving closer to EU or Russia, PPC study finds

March 09, 2015

CISSM senior research scholar and director of the Program for Public Consultation, Steven Kull, and CISSM senior fellow, Catherine Kelleher, part

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

March 03, 2015

NOTE: CISSM and its affiliate, the Program for Public Consultation, published a similar study on this topic in the summer of 2014: "American Attitudes on Negotiations with Iran:

Former UNIDIR director joins CISSM research team

January 21, 2015

Theresa Hitchens, the former director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), is joining CISSM as a senior research scholar after 5 years at the U.N. body.

CISSM launches updated website

January 12, 2015

As part of an effort to make CISSM research and the work of its faculty and associates more widely accessible, CISSM redesigned and relaunched its website this month.

ISKRAN visiting scholar weighs in on U.S.-Russian cooperation

November 25, 2014

Two University of Maryland School of Public Policy students, from two different backgrounds, came together to write an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, "Opportunity in a Shared Enemy,"

Kevin Jones receives Minerva Initiative funding

November 03, 2014

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?

Iranians favor a nuclear deal, but with some reservations

September 17, 2014

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 i

CISSM Poll Americans On Negotiations With Iran Released

July 15, 2014

CISSM and the Program for Public Consultation released the findings of a new study on American public opinion on Iran Negotiations, "Americans on Negotiations with Iran."

CISSM study finds Americans favor a nuclear deal with Iran

July 15, 2014

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.

Kelleher awarded U.S. Navy grant to study missile defense

June 04, 2014

CISSM Senior Fellow Catherine Kelleher was awarded a $280,000 grant by the Naval Supply Systems Command to complete a study entitled "Missile Defense, Extended Deterrence and Nonproliferation in the 21st Century."

Steinbruner participates in U.S.-Iranian religious dialogue

May 12, 2014

CISSM Director John Steinbruner and Graduate Fellow Ebrahim Mohseni participated in a March 2014 dialogue with Iranian religious leaders in Tehran.

John Steinbruner, Ebrahim Mohseni Participate In Tehran Dialogue

May 12, 2014

CISSM Director John Steinbruner and Graduate Fellow Ebrahim Mohseni participated in a March 2014 dialogue with Iranian religious leaders in Tehran.

Fetter and Kelleher contribute to Deep Cuts Commission report

April 28, 2014

The Deep Cuts Commission, which includes CISSM Senior Fellows Steve Fetter and Catherine Kelleher, released its inaugural report, "Preparing for Deep Cuts: Options for Enhancing Euro-Atlantic and International Security."

Deep Cuts Commission Releases Inaugural Report

April 28, 2014

The Deep Cuts Commission, which includes CISSM Senior Fellows Steve Fetter and Catherine Kelleher, released its inaugural report, "Preparing for Deep Cuts: Options for Enhancing Euro-Atlantic and Int

CISSM hosts Russian exchange students

April 24, 2014

Last week, CISSM hosted Russian students from the Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies (ISKRAN) as part of its Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security Project. Read the complete trip report.

CISSM Hosts ISKRAN Students

April 21, 2014

Last week, CISSM hosted Russian students from the Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies (ISKRAN) as part of its Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security Project. Read the complete trip report.

CISSM releases Comprehensive Nuclear Material Accounting report

March 06, 2014

CISSM released Comprehensive Nuclear Material Accounting, the final report of its 2-year study on the role that enhanced nuclear material accounting can play in support of a range of nuclear risk reduction goals.