The archives’ Richard B. Foster collection now has a finding aid. The Foster papers document the work of a leading US national security analyst during the Cold War. In a long career at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute), Foster specialized in strategic forecasting, attempting to predict future military and political developments on the basis of existing trends. He conducted research and wrote about many aspects of US defense policy, especially possible strategies in the event of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.