International Security Studies

Events

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.

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 Foundation of Interrogation" Is Rapport, Not Torture

Relationship-building techniques helped U.S. interrogators obtain the intelligence that led to the June 2006 airstrike on Al Qaeda leader Abu Zusab al Zarqawi's safehouse in Iraq. Matthew Alexander, former Air Force Criminal Investigator, discusses his experience and his book, How to Break a Terrorist.

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Experts & Staff

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