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Andrew Bell

Pre-Doctoral Fellow Andrew Bell recently published an article titled, "Using Force Against the 'Weapons Of The Weak': Examining a Chemical-Biological Weapons Usage Criterion For Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention Under The Responsibility to Protect," in the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Harris Mylonas

Harris Mylonas, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, recently published an article titled, "Interstate Relations, Perceptions, and Power Balance: Explaining China’s Policies Toward Ethnic Groups, 1949–1965," in Security Studies.

Julia MacDonand

Ph.D. Candidate-in-Residence Julia MacDonald recently returned from a trip to Japan as part of the German Marshall Fund and Sasakawa Peace Foundation's Young Strategists Forum. The Forum brings together emerging leaders from the United States, India, Japan, Indonesia, and Europe to discuss Asia-Pacific security issues.

Navid Hassibi

Visiting Scholar Navid Hassibi recently authored an op-ed titled, "Why can't Iran and Israel be friends?" in The Guardian.

Research Spotlight

Oil Security Conference

Oil Security and the U.S. Commitment to the Persian Gulf

On November 18, 2013, ISCS hosted a conference titled, "Oil Security and the U.S. Commitment to the Persian Gulf." Presenters, including GWU's Charles Glaser, Rosemary Kelanic and Caitlin Talmadge, examined the U.S. strategic objectives of protecting Persian Gulf oil and analyzed the costs and benefits of a continued U.S. presence in the Gulf. For more information, and to watch videos of the conference, click here.

Charles Glaser

ISCS awarded Carnegie Corporation grant

ISCS has been awarded a grant by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to study U.S. nuclear policy toward China. The ISCS project is one of four supported by a recent large Carnegie award to the Elliott School. As China modernizes and enlarges its strategic nuclear and conventional force, the United States will face an array of new questions and difficult policy challenges. The ISCS project will frame the full set of emerging nuclear issues, and the related set of conventional strategy issues, and analyze them fully. Among the key topics the project will address are U.S. nuclear strategy and forces; U.S. missile defense requirements and their implications for U.S. strategy and arms control; the implications of U.S. strategic nuclear choices for the U.S.-Japan alliance and for the nuclear proliferation decisions of Japan and South Korea; U.S. conventional strategy in East Asia and its relationship to U.S. nuclear strategy and capabilities; and, the possible escalatory dangers that could be generated by U.S. conventional operations. ISCS director Charles Glaser will lead the project. The other ISCS affiliated faculty members participating in the project are Stephen Biddle, Alexander Downes, Mike Mochizuki, and Caitlin Talmadge.

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Tanja Borzel and Thomas Risse

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