International Security News

Fighting Terrorism Softly

Jul 10, 2012
“Unfortunately, one of the greatest security threats to this country continues to be the hijacking not only of our airplanes, but also of our national narrative....and while the "hard power" represented by drone strikes and aircraft carriers is essential to our security, living and portraying our values is as - if not more - important in the long run," writes Wilson Center President, Director, and CEO Jane Harman in CNN's Security Clearance.

Can the EU Oil Embargo Bring Iran Back to the Bargaining Table?

Jun 27, 2012
As nuclear talks with Iran remained deadlocked, the EU confirmed plans for a full embargo of Iranian crude oil exports commencing July 1. Will these sanctions force Iran back to the bargaining table? Michael Adler explains the latest developments.

Russia Worries About Future of Iranian Nuke Talks

Jun 27, 2012
In this exclusive interview by Iran nuclear expert Michael Adler, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov revealed how things went in the room with the Iranians and what Russia now hopes for going forward.

Wilson Center Awards 2012-13 Pakistan Scholarship

Jun 20, 2012
The Wilson Center in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), today announced the appointment of Dr. Simbal Khan as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar. Khan will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning September 10, 2012, working on a book on U.S.-Pakistan security relations since 2001.

Moscow Talks Grind To Halt; Some Progress Claimed

Jun 20, 2012
"The goal of winning "concrete steps" from Iran is still far away. This gives fuel to those who argue that time is running out because Iran continues to expand its enrichment and other nuclear work. And it puts a question mark over what the results in Moscow mean going forward," writes Iran nuclear expert Michael Adler.

Are Moscow Talks Iran's Last Chance?

Jun 18, 2012
Iran meets with the US and five other nations in Moscow this week over its nuclear program. It is their third session in three months in the latest round of an almost decade-old attempt to answer fears that Iran seeks the bomb. Yet the two sides still have irreconcilable positions, and it is hard to see an ice-breaker towards a deal, writes Iran nuclear expert Michael Adler.

Managing Threats in a Post-Osama bin Laden World

Jun 14, 2012
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 Year Ahead in Political Demography

Jun 11, 2012
The Arab Spring was anticipated by few, but for a handful of political demographers it was a watershed of sorts. Although such game-changers are rarely predictable, the year ahead promises to be eventful as well, with new demographic research and major policy initiatives on the horizon.

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