International Security Studies

Events

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

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.

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

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.

Strategy: A History

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.
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Book Discussion: Cyber War Will Not Take Place

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.

"Global Nuclear Security in Times of Rapid Technology Change"

June 07, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
The Wilson Center and the Los Alamos National Laboratory presents "Global Nuclear Security in Times of Rapid Technology Change" with Terry C. Wallace, Jr., principal associate director for global security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. This meeting is part of an ongoing series that provides a forum for policy specialists from Congress and the Executive, business, academia, and journalism to exchange information and share perspectives on current nonproliferation issues.
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North Korea's Nuclear Challenge: From Brinkmanship to Diplomacy?

May 16, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
This meeting is part of an ongoing series that provides a forum for policy specialists from Congress and the Executive, business, academia, and journalism to exchange information and share perspectives on current nonproliferation issues.

The Senate and Nonproliferation: Reflections over Two Decades

April 19, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center and the Los Alamos National Laboratory presents "The Senate and Nonproliferation: Reflections over Two Decades" with Thomas Moore, Deputy Director, Proliferation Prevention Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies and former Senior Republican Professional Staff Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

April 11, 2013 // 4:00pm5:00pm
New York Times national security correspondent and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Mark Mazzetti releases his new book on the CIA's shadow war.

Phantom Menace or Looming Danger?: A New Framework for Assessing Bioweapons Threats

March 22, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
This book discussion event with author Kathleen Vogel is part of an ongoing series that provides a forum for policy specialists from Congress and the Executive, business, academia, and journalism to exchange information and share perspectives on current nonproliferation issues.
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A Proposal for the Resolution of the Iranian Nuclear Standoff

January 24, 2013 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Seven prominent Iranians, all former parliamentarians, have presented the leaders of Iran, the United States, and Europe with a framework for resolving the Iranian nuclear issue. Two of the parliamentarians and three American experts will discuss and debate the proposal.

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