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Can Military Strikes End Iran's Nuclear Program?

Sep 09, 2008
Iran's nuclear facilities are too dispersed and replicable for military action to guarantee its program would be destroyed, says David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security.

China's Earthquake: Firsthand Observations from a Wilson Center Director

Jul 02, 2008
The Wilson Center's Rob Litwak and his wife Liz were visiting the Panda Reserve Center just a few miles from the epicenter of the June earthquake in China. Read his observations and how he found his way to safety.

The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombing

Feb 28, 2005
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.

New Proliferation Challenges Report

Dec 09, 2004
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.

Brazil's Ambassador Discusses Nonproliferation

Jun 01, 2004
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.

Book Launch--1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs – The Election That Changed the Country

May 12, 2004
The 1912 presidential contest was the first since the days of Jefferson and Hamilton in which the great question of America's exceptional destiny was debated. 1912 changed America. Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., author James Chace will discuss his new book on this remarkable turning point in American history. This event is open to the public.

Addressing the Proliferation Threat from "Rogue States"

Feb 26, 2004
Robert Litwak, director of the Center's Division of International Studies, argues that regime intention, rather than regime type, is the key proliferation indicator for a state, and that each of the hard proliferation cases — notably Iran and North Korea — requires a tailored strategy to address the challenge that it poses.

LIVE WEBCAST: Atoms for Peace Conference

Dec 08, 2003
This two-day conference on December 8-9 will assess the 50 year old legacy of the Atoms for Peace Proposal and will also look ahead at its relevance for dealing with nuclear energy, nonproliferarion, arms control, and terrorism. Tune in to the webcast of the event beginning at 9 a.m. (ET) each morning.

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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