CISSM News

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.

DOD Grant Awarded To Elisabeth Gilmore And Team

June 19, 2013

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.

CISSM, Wilson Center Host Panel On Iran's Nuclear Program

April 29, 2013
CISSM released "Media Coverage of Iran''s Nuclear Program" and hosted a panel discussion about the report at the Wilson Center for International Scholars. Read an event summary.

CISSM Hosts Students From Moscow

April 01, 2013
Last week, CISSM hosted students from Moscow''s Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies as part of its Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security project. This year''s visit marked the project''s 10th annual student exchange.

Carnegie Corporation Awards CISSM $400,000 Grant

March 25, 2013
The Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded CISSM a 2-year, $400,000 grant in support of CISSM''s Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security project.

John Steinbruner Delivers Keynote Address At WorldAffairs 2013

March 08, 2013

CISSM Director John Steinbruner delivered a keynote address on the political and social implications of climate change at WorldAffairs 2013. Video of his remarks is available here.

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 M

January 07, 2013
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.

Charles Harry Awarded Yamamoto-Scheffelin Endowment

January 07, 2013
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.