Research in Progress, or RIP sheets, summarize projects sponsored by the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC). In a concise fashion, RIP sheets describe the strategic relevance and proposed approach to each project. RIP sheets are published when a project receives funding and do not include project findings or conclusions. Please see the ccc website ( for more information on PASCC and links to project reports.

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Recent Submissions

  • India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue on Biosecurity 

    Center on Contemporary Conflict; Gronvall, Gigi (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-10);
    This project will investigate biosecurity threats to India and the United States through two strategic dialogues in order to create enduring, productive bilateral relationships and a deeper understanding of each state’s ...
  • U.S.-Singapore-Malaysia-Indonesia Multilateral Dialogue on Biosecurity: Year 2 

    Center on Contemporary Conflict; Cicero, Anita (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-10);
    This follow-on project will comprise two biosecurity dialogues among the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia to address regional risks related to deliberate or accidental misuse of biological materials, ...
  • Estimating the Demand for Nuclear Weapons: The Agenda Ahead 

    Center on Contemporary Conflict; Solingen, Etel (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-10);
    The project will investigate the historical demand for nuclear weapons in order to better understand why states do or do not pursue them. In the last three decades, the study of nuclear proliferation has straddled the ...
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