International Security Studies

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The Quarterly Report: Is Democracy Worth It?

Click here to explore the latest issue of the Wilson Center’s flagship publication, the Wilson Quarterly with the help of its editor, Steve Lagerfeld and contributors Joshua Kucera and Steve McDonald. Also Robert Litwak discusses nuclear proliferation threats to United States and global security.

The 3/11 Madrid Bombings: An Assessment After 5 Years

Conventional wisdom about the 3/11 attacks is that it was a local, isolated terrorist cell at work. But the character of the attacks suggest Islamic jihadist terrorists as more likely perpetrators, explained Fernando Reinares, director of the Program on Global Terrorism in Madrid's Elcano Royal Institute.

Managing Threats in a Post-Osama bin Laden World

In this discussion moderated by Jane Harman, Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Bruce Hoffman and national security correspondent for The New York Times Mark Mazzetti discussed the state of Al-Qaeda one year after the death of Osama bin Laden, current security threats to the strategic interests of the US, as well as counterterrorism strategies around the world.

The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days

Much has been written about policymaking during the first 100 days of the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo, but little is known about what happened on the ground in Cuba. As part of International Security Studies' ongoing Terrorism and Homeland Security Forum, author Karen Greenberg discusses her book on that period.

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