International Security Studies

Events

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.

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.

Brazil's Ambassador Discusses Nonproliferation

Ambassador Abdenur discussed this important issue at one session of the Division of International Studies ongoing nonproliferation series. This meeting was jointly sponsored with the Brazil Project and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

New Proliferation Challenges Report

This report, available for download here, examines nuclear proliferation threats and challenges in the wake of 2003's two major nonproliferation developments: the Iraq war and Libya's surprise decision to renounce its unconventional weapons programs. The report is the result of a May 2004 conference involving some 30 senior officials from around the globe.

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.

America's Role in the World: Survey Results

A new Chicago Council on Global Affairs survey reveals a shift away from post 9/11 concerns to a focus on challenges from Asia. Council president Marshall Bouton describes Americans as “chastened” by the experiences of the past decade.

The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombing

What do most cases of suicide terrorism have in common? Ami Pedazhur, an expert on suicide terrorism, describes the organizational, community, and personal levels of what he considers a social political phenomenon.

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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