International Security Studies

About the International Security Studies

The Division of International Security Studies addresses fundamental Wilsonian concerns affecting international order and U.S. national interests through its research, meetings, and publications. more

The Latest from the International Security Studies

Exploring Nuclear Latency

Publication //
Feb 25, 2015
Nuclear latency can be viewed as the possession of many or all of the technologies, facilities, materials, expertise (including tacit knowledge), resources and other capabilities necessary for the development of nuclear weapons, without full operational weaponization. This workshop report explores the relationship between nuclear latency and contemporary nonproliferation efforts, including historical case studies. more

Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947

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February 26, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Bruce Hoffman speaks about his latest book, Anonymous Soldier: The Stuggle for Israel, 1917-1947, which examines the critical period in the establishment of Israel, chronicling three decades of growing anticolonial unrest that culminated in the end of British rule and the UN resolution to create two separate states. more
Webcast

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

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Dec 23, 2014
Can the U.S. agree upon and implement a new grand strategy for the 21st Century? And how would it be different from the strategy that served to focus the nation’s foreign policy during the Cold War? In his challenging new book, Barry Posen suggests that “restraint” can serve as the centerpiece of a new American grand strategy. He provides details in this addition of CONTEXT. more

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

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November 20, 2014 // 1:00pm2:00pm
In Restraint, Barry R. Posen argues that the United States has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. After setting out the political implications of restraint as a guiding principle, Posen sketches the appropriate military forces and posture that would support such a strategy. more

The UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent and the Chevaline Program: An Overview

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October 03, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Matthew Jones speaks on the Chevaline Program, a highly-secret project begun in 1970 to improve the penetration performance of the UK's force of Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missiles in order to give them the capability to overcome Soviet ABM defenses deployed around Moscow. The event will explore the program's background, its problems, and how it became one of the most controversial episodes in post-war British defense policy. more

Experts & Staff

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