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Our research repositories present a collection of open-source resources that showcase research and analysis that has directly influenced our initiatives. Non-IST publications are copyrighted by external authors not affiliated with IST.

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Op-ed

The Nuclear Risk Reduction Approach: A Useful Path Forward for Crisis Mitigation

Sylvia Mishra

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Reports

Nuclear Crisis Communications: Mapping Risk Reduction Implementation Pathways

Sylvia Mishra

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Reports

Towards a Stronger Ukrainian Media Ecosystem

Leah Walker, Alexa Wehsener, Natalia Antonova

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Op-ed

Pentagon’s Office of Strategic Capital must win over Silicon Valley

Leah Walker and Alexa Wehsener

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Fact Sheet

DOD Establishes the Office of Strategic Capital

Strategic Balancing Initiative

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Video

Cyber Resilience and Insurance Innovation

Blueprint for Ransomware Defense Webinar Series | Monica Shokrai, Davis Hake, Prashant Pai, and John Banghart

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Reports

To the Point of Failure: Identifying Failure Points for Crisis Communications Systems

Leah Walker, Alexa Wehsener

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Averting Catastrophe: Walking the Talk on Nuclear Risk Reduction & Crisis Communication

Leah Walker, Dr. Tong Zhao, Dr. Todd Sechser, and Dmitry Stefanovich

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The recent news of Jake Sullivan, President Biden’s national security advisor, engaging in confidential conversations with top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasizes the importance of keeping the lines of communication open to deter and prevent the risk of escalation. Although most states agree that the need for nuclear risk reduction is more urgent than ever, the pathways to peace are elusive.

On this panel, we explored some of the tangible risk reduction measures that states can adopt. How can states build greater transparency and predictability to prevent or manage crises when prevention fails? What are the Chinese and Russian perspectives on nuclear risks, and how can American policymakers avoid misperceptions, miscalculations, and inadvertent escalation?

On November 16, the Institute for Security and Technology (IST) hosted a conversation about these issues with Dr. Tong Zhao, Visiting Research Scholar in the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University; Dr. Todd Sechser, Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Virginia; and Dmitry Stefanovich, Research Fellow at the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, moderated by Leah Walker, Senior Defense Associate at IST.