International Security Studies

Events

Should the United States Change, Contain, or Engage Nuclear "Outliers" Iran and North Korea?

June 20, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
In this National Conversation, Robert Litwak and Thomas Friedman discuss whether countries such as Iran and North Korea, now branded nuclear "outliers" by the Obama Administration, can be integrated into the international community.
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The Arab Awakening: Implications for Al Qaeda and the Future of Terrorism

May 10, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Expert panelists will explore whether the Arab Awakening has marginalized Al Qaeda or presents opportunities (such as sectarian tensions) that it can exploit.

The Path to Lower Nuclear Numbers?

May 04, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Speaker: Jon Wolfsthal, Deputy Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute for International Studies.
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Why the U.S. Is Not Destined to Decline: A Debate

May 02, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Robert Lieber, author of the new book "Power and Willpower in the American Future: Why the US is Not Destined to Decline" will debate the book’s premise with Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
John O. Brennan
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The Efficacy and Ethics of U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy

April 30, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
One year after the death of bin Laden, the White House’s top counter-terrorism expert John Brennan discussed the Administration’s ongoing efforts to destroy al Qaeda and its affiliates, as well as the standards and practices behind those efforts. In this Director's Forum, Brennan acknowledged the use of drone strikes against terrorists, and targeted killings overseas.
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The Role of Tacit Knowledge in WMD Proliferation: Past and Present

April 20, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
This talk will examine the extent to which tacit knowledge – work related to practical knowledge – is relevant to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The authors will discuss both historical and contemporary case studies of nuclear and biological weapons.
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Year of Decision: Obama, Netanyahu and Competing Strategies to Deal with Iran

March 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent of the New York Times, discusses the Iran nuclear challenge as an issue in U.S.-Israeli relations in the wake of Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to Washington and President Obama’s important speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What

Book Discussion--U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What

February 27, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Michael Kraft, former senior advisor, State Department Counterterrorism Office, and Edward Marks, former U.S. ambassador, Department of State discuss their new book, U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What.
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The Last Time We Were at Nuclear Zero

February 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
With George Quester, Chairman of the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.
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How Cyber and Space Capabilities Affect Nuclear Weapons Policy

January 27, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Michael Nacht, Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, will discuss how cyber and space capabilities affect nuclear weapons policy.

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