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The Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS) supports and monitors funded research, graduate training, and campus outreach at UCSD in the subject of peace and international security.

Cross-Domain Deterrence: Strategy in an Era of Complexity

Erik Gartzke and Jon R. Lindsay’s edited volume is available. Order online at with promotional code ASFLYQ6 to save 30%!

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The Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS) aims to serve as a bridge to unite the efforts of existing peace scholarship at UCSD and to develop new, externally funded research that applies cutting-edge social science to improve our collective understanding of how humans can best cooperate in an increasingly globalized and connected world, with rapidly advancing technologies.

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News & Events


March 2020

John R. Lindsay: Digital Strangelove: The Cyber Dangers of Nuclear Weapons

LA times

April 2020

Rex Douglass' working paper mentioned in Los Angeles Times column: Trump’s inexcusable coronavirus failures may stem from an inexcusable source, also participated in podcast

Rupal Mehta

May 2020

Rupal Mehta Presents "Delaying Doomsday: The Politics of Nuclear Reversal"