International Security Studies

Events

Security Roundtable: Dealing with Outliers

We convene our security roundtable to discuss the best ways to deal with the “outlier states” of North Korea and Iran with Haleh Esfandiari, Robert Hathaway, and Robert Litwak.

"The Foundation of Interrogation" Is Rapport, Not Torture

Relationship-building techniques helped U.S. interrogators obtain the intelligence that led to the June 2006 airstrike on Al Qaeda leader Abu Zusab al Zarqawi's safehouse in Iraq. Matthew Alexander, former Air Force Criminal Investigator, discusses his experience and his book, How to Break a Terrorist.

Living with Nuclear Outliers

Robert Litwak argues that a containment strategy of preventing nuclear outlier states like Iran and North Korea from obtaining nuclear weapons is the best in a series of bad options for living with these states. The piece originally appeared in the International Herald Tribune.

The Way of the Knife

Mark Mazzetti discusses his new book "The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth." Curtis Brainard surveys the landscape of science journalism.

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Experts & Staff

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