International Security Studies

Events

New Proliferation Challenges Report

This report, available for download here, examines nuclear proliferation threats and challenges in the wake of 2003's two major nonproliferation developments: the Iraq war and Libya's surprise decision to renounce its unconventional weapons programs. The report is the result of a May 2004 conference involving some 30 senior officials from around the globe.

The Way of the Knife

Mark Mazzetti discusses his new book "The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth." Curtis Brainard surveys the landscape of science journalism.

Living with Nuclear Outliers

Robert Litwak argues that a containment strategy of preventing nuclear outlier states like Iran and North Korea from obtaining nuclear weapons is the best in a series of bad options for living with these states. The piece originally appeared in the International Herald Tribune.

The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombing

What do most cases of suicide terrorism have in common? Ami Pedazhur, an expert on suicide terrorism, describes the organizational, community, and personal levels of what he considers a social political phenomenon.

Wilson Forum - U.S. Special Operations 2020

Admiral William McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command lays out his vision for Special Operations Forces in the years ahead.

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