- Mar 12, 2015
Every generation or so, experts debate whether we need to do more to control the technologies that can be used to make fissile material for nuclear weapons or for peaceful nuclear energy.
- Mar 11, 2015
Please join us for a discussion with CAPT Schweizer as he delivers a basic overview of 21st century undersea special operations. He will discuss the current and future capabilities of special operations in the challenging environment of the maritime realm.
- Mar 6, 2015
The Islamic State has been viewed, variously, as a collection of nihilistic psychopaths and as a direct descendant of Al Qaeda that shares the parent organization's strategy and goals. Scrutiny of the group's statements, as well as conversations with its overseas supporters, suggest both impressions are dangerously misleading.
- Mar 4, 2015
Join Dr. Munqith Dagher who will present findings from a major public opinion project on Arab public opinions towards terrorism and terrorist organizations conducted throughout Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, and Libya.
- Mar 2, 2015
In this Careers in Development session, Herbie Smith and Tamra Halmrast-Sanchez will discuss their experiences working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) overseas and the specific challenges faced in Yemen. They will offer advice to young professionals who may be considering work in conflict-affected states as well as offer insight on the future of international development work.*
- Dec 15, 2014
The Arab uprisings of 2011 created unexpected opportunities for religious radicals. Although many inside and outside the region initially saw the uprisings as liberal triumphs, illiberal forces have benefited disproportionately.
- Dec 12, 2014
Improving relations among the Gulf Cooperation Council states are a sign that governments are feeling increasingly stressed, according to Dr. F. Gregory Gause III, and inter-state tensions would likely return if threats diminished. Gause spoke at a CSIS Middle East Program Gulf Roundtable entitled “Will Unity Hold? The GCC and the Challenge of Joint Action” on December 12, 2014.
- Dec 10, 2014
Qubad Talabani has served as the deputy prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) since June 2014. Prior to this he served as minister and head of the Department of Coordination and Follow-up, the KRG’s principal policy unit. Talabani has held several prominent positions involving close coordination with U.S.
- Dec 8, 2014
Featuring a disucssion with
Dr. Angel Rabasa
Senior Political Scientist at RAND Corporation
Dr. Cheryl Benard
President of ARCH International
Adjunct Researcher at RAND Corporation