2018 • 6 months
The Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) conducts policy research and training in the field of international security. With MacArthur support CISSM, in cooperation with the Center for Public Integrity, applies a novel public consultation methodology to elicit informed public opinion about the Trump Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). The intended outcome of this award is to improve the quality of public discourse about the implications of the NPR.
2017 • 2 years • Nuclear Challenges
The Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) conducts policy research and training in the field of international security. This award renews support for CISSM, whose previous award focused on nuclear security and energy transformation with a special focus on the security costs, benefits, and risks of expanding nuclear energy production using different types of small modular reactors. Building upon the previous project, CISSM experts investigate patterns of nuclear technology development in China and South Korea in order to surface opportunities for the United States to advance cooperative nonproliferation objectives in the region. Its intended outcome is to reduce nuclear risks in the region that may result from the expansion of nuclear energy.