International Security Studies

Events

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Pakistan's Nuclear Posture

October 19, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
This meeting featuring Michael Krepon of The Stimson Center, is part of an ongoing series co-sponsored with the Los Alamos National Laboratory that provides a forum for policy specialists from Congress and the Executive, business, academia, and journalism to exchange information and share perspectives on current nonproliferation issues.

The 2015 NPT Review Conference: Challenges and Opportunities

September 28, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
With Susan F. Burk, Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, Department of State. Co-sponsored by International Security Studies at the Wilson Center and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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America’s Role in the World Post 9/11: A New Survey of Public Opinion

September 10, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
This event will launch the latest biennial survey of U.S. public opinion conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and is held in partnership with them and NPR.

Book Launch: Little America--The War Within the War for Afghanistan

July 16, 2012 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Former Public Policy Scholar Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses his latest book, Little America--The War Within the War for Afghanistan.

Should the United States Change, Contain, or Engage Nuclear "Outliers" Iran and North Korea?

June 20, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
In this National Conversation, Robert Litwak and Thomas Friedman discuss whether countries such as Iran and North Korea, now branded nuclear "outliers" by the Obama Administration, can be integrated into the international community.
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The Arab Awakening: Implications for Al Qaeda and the Future of Terrorism

May 10, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Expert panelists will explore whether the Arab Awakening has marginalized Al Qaeda or presents opportunities (such as sectarian tensions) that it can exploit.

The Path to Lower Nuclear Numbers?

May 04, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Speaker: Jon Wolfsthal, Deputy Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute for International Studies.
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Regional Security Complex Theory and Turkish Foreign Policy: NATO Missile Shield, Eurasian Energy Politics and the Arab Spring

May 03, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Turkish foreign policy is coming under increasing scrutiny since the election of the ruling Justice and Development Party in 2002. Critiques state that Turkish foreign policy is becoming 'neo-Ottoman' or 'Islamist', arguing that Turkey is moving closer to the Middle East than Europe. The underlying hypothesis of Hamid Akin Unver's lecture however, argues that Turkey's foreign policy is not becoming more Islamist; it is becoming more British, following a pattern of external affairs in which identity is becoming increasingly more pronounced. By focusing on three case studies: Turkey’s self-appointed role as an energy hub between Europe and Russia, its role in NATO and its recent installation of the missile defense shield, and finally, its changing stance against Iran and Syria following the Arab Spring, the lecture will discuss how identity (as it relates to the narratives of history and culture) shape Turkey’s foreign policy understanding and patterns of cooperation and conflict.
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Why the U.S. Is Not Destined to Decline: A Debate

May 02, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Robert Lieber, author of the new book "Power and Willpower in the American Future: Why the US is Not Destined to Decline" will debate the book’s premise with Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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The Efficacy and Ethics of U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy

April 30, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
One year after the death of bin Laden, the White House’s top counter-terrorism expert John Brennan discussed the Administration’s ongoing efforts to destroy al Qaeda and its affiliates, as well as the standards and practices behind those efforts. In this Director's Forum, Brennan acknowledged the use of drone strikes against terrorists, and targeted killings overseas.

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