International Security Studies

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Book Launch: How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace

November 04, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Imminent violence and war make news headlines, while longstanding peace and good inter-state relations hardly seem newsworthy. By contrast, Charles Kupchan's new book, How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace, focuses on the origins of peace rather than war. While war is certainly big news, he posits that the bigger news is that the US-Canada border has been consistently peaceful for more than a century, or that only 68 years after France and Germany fought two world wars, people can now drive across the border as though it does not exist. His new book seeks to identify the dynamics that lead countries to achieve lasting peace.
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Book Discussion: The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas

October 21, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Author Bruce W. Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University
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Book Launch: The Fog of Law: Pragmatism, Security, and International Law

October 20, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Author Michael J. Glennon, Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Anthony Arend, Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Moderator Robert Litwak, Vice President for Programs and Director, International Security Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Book Launch: The Ultimate Weapon Is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace

October 19, 2010 // 9:30am11:00am
Shannon Beebe and Mary Kaldor discuss their new book, The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace, in which they argue for a broader conception of human security.
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The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain With the Bomb

October 07, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Avner Cohen, Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Morton Halperin, Senior Adviser, Open Society Institute, Samuel W. Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel; Bruce Riedel, Former Senior Director, National Security Council, Near East Affairs
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Book Discussion: The Secret History of MI6

October 01, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Author Keith Jeffery, Professor of British History, Queen's University, Belfast; Sir John Scarlett, Former Director General, British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)

Book Launch: The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam

September 16, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
The latitudinal tenth parallel — located 700 miles above the equator — constitutes a "faith-based fault line" between Islam and Christianity, said Eliza Griswold at the launch of her latest book.
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Deterring a Nuclear Iran: Can It Be Done?

September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Amitai Etzioni, University Professor and Professor of International Affairs and Director, Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, The George Washington University; Robert Litwak, Vice President for Programs and Director, International Security Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
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Book Talk: A Chance in Hell: The Men Who Triumphed Over Iraq's Deadliest City and Turned the Tide of War

June 30, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Jim Michaels, Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Reporter, USA Today

From Lisbon to Lisbon: Afghanistan and Russia as Test Cases for the new EU Foreign Policy

June 24, 2010 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Two new positions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty will significantly affect EU's ability to conduct foreign policy: the permanent Presidency of the European Union and the appointment of a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Anne-Marie Le Gloannec argued that the EU's ability to formulate and execute a common foreign policy foreign remains questionable because the Lisbon Treaty "does not simplify representation; does not conjure up coherence; and does not muster will." Given these problems, she argued that Europeans should continue to develop institutions and cooperative representation outside the scope of EU institutions.

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