CISSM News

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, participated in a panel discussion to mark the release of this study. View the Mardh 9, 2015 release event.

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

March 03, 2015

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.

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. At CISSM, Hitchens will conduct research and outreach relating to space security, cyber security, and the governance of disruptive technologies.

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.

Catherine Kelleher convenes nuclear stability workshop

December 22, 2014
The future of U.S.-Russian relations after Crimea, the impact of nuclear trafficking on stability, the role of international organizations in maintaining order, and the question of whether or not a world free of nuclear weapons would actually be more peaceful were all on the agenda at a workshop organized by CISSM Senior Fellow Catherine Kelleher in Berlin earlier 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," advocating for collaboration between Russia and the United States to stop ISIS. One student, Ekaterina Kudrina, is from Russia and is an ISKRAN postgraduate student visiting SPP for the semester.

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? 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).

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 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.

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. 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.

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."

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."

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.

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.

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 International Security."

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."

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. View a webinar outlining the report''s findings. 

Graduate Fellow Nancy Hayden Travels To Burundi, Kenya

February 01, 2014

With support from the CISSM Target of Opportunity Fund, Graduate Fellow Nancy Hayden travelled to Burundi and Kenya to conduct field work as part of her research on the resiliency of actors and institutions in the face of civil conflict.

Madiha Afzal Named Top 100 Global Thinkers Of 2013.

January 20, 2014

The Italian think tank, Lo Spazio della Politica, named CISSM Research Fellow Madiha Afzal one of its Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013.

Research Fellow Daniel Levine's book, The Morality of Peacekeeping, published

January 02, 2014
Edinburgh University Press has published CISSM Research Fellow Daniel Levine''s new book The Morality of Peacekeeping, which examines the specific moral challenges confronting peacekeepers and how they can address them.

CISSM Co-hosts Iran Foreign Policy Event

October 30, 2013

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.

CISSM Welcomes ISKRAN Fellow Korney Kozlov

September 02, 2013

CISSM welcomes ISKRAN Fellow Korney Kozlov who is spending the fall at the School of Public Policy.

Steinbruner and Gallagher offer suggestions for Rebuilding the U.S.-Russia Relationship

August 30, 2013
Comments by CISSM Director John Steinbruner and CISSM Research Director Nancy Gallagher are featured as part of the Carnegie Corporation''s Rebuilding the U.S.-Russia Relationship project.

CISSM Co-hosts Attitudes from Tehran Event

July 31, 2013

CISSM co-hosted "Attitudes from Tehran: Iranian Public Opinion and the Rowhani Presidency," an event featuring Iranian scholar Ebrahim Mohseni and CISSM Senior Research Scholar Steven Kull. View a video of the event.