International Security Studies

Events

The Bomb, from the Manhattan Project to Today's Nuclear Landscape

From the Los Alamos National Laboratory to meetings in Moscow, former weapons designer Stephen M. Younger has witnessed firsthand the making of nuclear policy. He traces nuclear history from the Manhattan Project to present day in his new book, The Bomb: A New History.

Wilson Forum - U.S. Special Operations 2020

Admiral William McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command lays out his vision for Special Operations Forces in the years ahead.

The 3/11 Madrid Bombings: An Assessment After 5 Years

Conventional wisdom about the 3/11 attacks is that it was a local, isolated terrorist cell at work. But the character of the attacks suggest Islamic jihadist terrorists as more likely perpetrators, explained Fernando Reinares, director of the Program on Global Terrorism in Madrid's Elcano Royal Institute.

Works in Progress: All the Truth is Out & State of Siege

This week we present two works in progress from former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholars, Matt Bai and Matthew Dallek.

Securing ‘Loose Nukes’

The international community is taking gradual—yet effective—steps to secure nuclear materials, with Russia “turning the corner from nuclear problem state to nuclear solution state,” Carnegie’s Matthew Rojansky says. In this interview, he and other experts assess the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.

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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