International Security Studies

About the International Security Studies

The Division of International Security Studies addresses fundamental Wilsonian concerns affecting international order and U.S. national interests through its research, meetings, and publications. more

The Latest from the International Security Studies

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Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

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Dec 23, 2014
Can the U.S. agree upon and implement a new grand strategy for the 21st Century? And how would it be different from the strategy that served to focus the nation’s foreign policy during the Cold War? In his challenging new book, Barry Posen suggests that “restraint” can serve as the centerpiece of a new American grand strategy. He provides details in this addition of CONTEXT. more

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

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November 20, 2014 // 1:00pm2:00pm
In Restraint, Barry R. Posen argues that the United States has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. After setting out the political implications of restraint as a guiding principle, Posen sketches the appropriate military forces and posture that would support such a strategy. more

The UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent and the Chevaline Program: An Overview

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October 03, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Matthew Jones speaks on the Chevaline Program, a highly-secret project begun in 1970 to improve the penetration performance of the UK's force of Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missiles in order to give them the capability to overcome Soviet ABM defenses deployed around Moscow. The event will explore the program's background, its problems, and how it became one of the most controversial episodes in post-war British defense policy. more
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Book Discussion: Cyber War Will Not Take Place

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September 13, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Author Thomas Rid discusses his new book, Cyber War Will Not Take Place. He argues that the focus on war and winning distracts from the real challenge of cyberspace: non-violent confrontation that may rival or even replace violence in surprising ways. more

Strategy: A History

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October 01, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. more

Experts & Staff

  • Robert S. Litwak // Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director, International Security Studies
  • Tonya Boyce // Program Assistant, International Security Studies