International Security Studies

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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.
John O. Brennan
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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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New Beginning or Just Showdown Postponed?: A Look at the Renewed Talks with Iran over its Nuclear Program

April 24, 2012 // 8:30am9:30am
Michael Adler was in Istanbul for the breakthrough talks April 14 between Iran and six world powers, which have re-started the negotiating process, and will present his analysis.
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The Role of Tacit Knowledge in WMD Proliferation: Past and Present

April 20, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
This talk will examine the extent to which tacit knowledge – work related to practical knowledge – is relevant to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The authors will discuss both historical and contemporary case studies of nuclear and biological weapons.
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Whither Pakistan-U.S. Relations? Looking Toward the Afghan Endgame and 2014

April 10, 2012 // 11:00am12:30pm
Reluctant allies, Pakistan and the US grudgingly need each other to reach shared goals: keeping Al Qaeda out of Afghanistan and structuring an orderly withdrawal of NATO forces. Wilson Center expert Zahid Hussain offers ways to thaw what right now is a “frozen” relationship.
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Moles, Defectors, and Deceptions: James Angleton and His Influence on US Counterintelligence

March 29, 2012 // 9:00am5:30pm
A Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Georgetown University Center for Peace & Security Studies joint conference.
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Year of Decision: Obama, Netanyahu and Competing Strategies to Deal with Iran

March 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent of the New York Times, discusses the Iran nuclear challenge as an issue in U.S.-Israeli relations in the wake of Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to Washington and President Obama’s important speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
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Regional Perspectives on the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit

March 21, 2012 // 3:00pm5:30pm
On March 26-27, Seoul will host the second Nuclear Security Summit, an initiative established by the Obama administration in Washington in 2010. Fifty world leaders, as well as scores of NGOs and industry and business representatives on the periphery of the central meeting, will discuss the summit’s main aim: to prevent loose nuclear materials from falling into the hands of terrorists. Naturally, different regional actors will have different agendas and priorities for the summit, and it is therefore important to consider the issues and concerns for Northeast Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and former Soviet states and stakeholders.
Congress & the Politics of Trade
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Congress & the Politics of Trade

March 19, 2012 // 4:00pm6:00pm
This panel will explore the intersection presidential and congressional politics as they play-out against the President’s trade agenda.
U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What

Book Discussion--U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What

February 27, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Michael Kraft, former senior advisor, State Department Counterterrorism Office, and Edward Marks, former U.S. ambassador, Department of State discuss their new book, U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What.

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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