International Security Studies

Events

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.

China's Earthquake: Firsthand Observations from a Wilson Center Director

The Wilson Center's Rob Litwak and his wife Liz were visiting the Panda Reserve Center just a few miles from the epicenter of the June earthquake in China. Read his observations and how he found his way to safety.
Jane Harman on C-SPAN

Harman on US Foreign Policy

In a wide-ranging interview on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, Harman discussed transparency in counter-terrorism, the China diplomatic controversy, the private sector's role in enhancing the nation's cyber-security, and the anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Dealing with the Iranian Nuclear Challenge

Although Iran’s mastery of the nuclear fuel cycle presents an inherent option for creating a bomb, the Tehran regime has no urgent incentive to build nuclear weapons. Current U.S. policy, which emphasizes coercive sanctions and diplomatic isolation to compel Iran to comply with its obligations under the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), would fall squarely under the rubric of containment, even as the term has been eschewed and delegitimized in the U.S. policy debate. As long as Iran does not overtly cross the U.S. “red line” of weaponization, U.S. policy will likely remain containment in form, if not in name.

Can Military Strikes End Iran's Nuclear Program?

Iran's nuclear facilities are too dispersed and replicable for military action to guarantee its program would be destroyed, says David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security.

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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