International Security Studies

Events

The Post 9/11 Threat

In this interview, Counterterrorism expert Philip Mudd describes the ability of the US to identify and respond to emerging global threats such as terrorism, drug cartels, and human trafficking. Are we safer today and what is the US national security narrative in the age of globalization?

Constrainment: A Counterterrorism Strategy for the Post-Iraq Era

The global jihadist movement will ultimately self-destruct, argued Public Policy Scholar Stephanie Kaplan at the latest event in International Security Studies' ongoing Terrorism and Homeland Security Forum. To catalyze this implosion, the U.S. must constrain the movement's operations and narrative.

"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.

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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