New Military Fellows Arrive

The Security Studies Program has welcomed five new military fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. We look forward to working with them.

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Back (L-R): Stephane Wolfgeher, John Henderson, Ryan Bernacchi; Front (L-R): Eric Thompson, Glenn Voetz

What We Wrote

Mark Bell, grad student

“Questioning the Effect of Nuclear Weapons on Conflict,” with SSP alum Nick Miller, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp.74-92, February 2015. 

David Blum, alum

“A Bayesian Model to Assess the Size of North Korea’s Uranium Enrichment Program,” Journal of Science and Global Security (Princeton University Press) with John Bistline, Chris Rinaldi, Gabriel Shields-Estrada, Siegfried Hecker, and Elisabeth Paté-Cornell.

Joel Brenner, CIS Wilhelm Fellow

“How Obama Fell Short on Cybersecurity,” Politico.com, January 21, 2015.

 “The New Industrial Espionage,” The American Interest, Vol. 10, No. 3, December 10, 2014.

Danny Breznitz, alum

“The Communal Roots of Entrepreneurial-Technological Growth – Social Fragmentation and Stagnation: Reflection on Atlanta’s Technology Cluster,” with Mollie Taylor, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Vol 26 (3-4): pp. 375-396.

“Alfred Marshall, Alive and Well? The Rise and Evolution of Innovative Manufacturing Clusters in a Globalizing Economy,” with Giulio Buciuni, in David Audretsch, Albert Link, and Mary Wolshok (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness,” (Oxford University Press; Forthcoming).

“Scaling Up and Sustaining Experimental Innovation Policies with Limited Resources” Peripheral Schumpterian Development Agencies,” with Darius Ornston, in Mark Dutz, Yevgeny Kuznetsov, Esperanza Lasagabster, and Dirk Pilat, (eds.), Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation,” OECD-World Bank Press.

“Why Silicon Valley Shouldn’t Be the Model for Innovation,” Harvard Business Review (electronic version), November 18, 2014.

Seyom Brown, affiliate

Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy from Truman to Obama, (Columbia University Press: February 201 

David Burbach, alum

“The Coming Stability? The Decline of Warfare in Africa and Implications for International Security,” with Christopher J. Fettweis, ContemporarySecurity Policy, Vol. 35, Issue 3, 2014.

Daniel Byman, alum

“Five Bad Options for Gaza,” The Washington Quarterly, (Winter 2015).

“Be Afraid…Be a Little Afraid: the Threat of Foreign Fighters to the United States and Europe,” with SSP alum, Jeremy Shapiro Brookings, (December 2014) pp.1-30.

“State Sponsor of Terror: The Global Threat of Iran,” Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, February 15, 2015.

“Five Myths about Countering Violent Extremism,” Washington Post, February 15, 2015.

“Hezbollah Hesitates,” ForeignAffairs.com (with Bilal Y. Saab), January 21, 2015.

“Teaching Torture,” Washington Post, December 14, 2014.

Christopher Clary, grad student

“The Safety and Security of the Pakistan Nuclear Weapons Arsenal,” in Pakistan’s Enduring Challenges, C. Christine Fair and Sarah J. Watson, Eds. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015).

The Drivers of Long-Term Insecurity and Instability in Pakistan with Jonah Blank and Brian Nichiporuk, SSP alum (RAND Corporation: 2014).

Benjamin Friedman, grad student

“The Pentagon’s Bloat,” The Boston Globe, February 17, 2015.

Taylor Fravel, Faculty

“Chinese Sources and Chinese Strategy,” with Christopher Twomey, SSP alum, RealClearDefense Blog, February 23, 2015.

“Projecting Strategy:  The Myth of Chinese Counter-Intervention,” with Christopher Twomey, Washington Quarterly, January 26, 2015.

Michael Glosny, alum

“US- China Strategic Dialogue, Phase VIII,” PASC Report 2014-008, with Christopher Twomey, SSP alum, and Ryan Jacobs, December 2014.

Brendan Green, alum

 “Stalking the Secure Second Strike: Intelligence, Counterforce, and Nuclear Strategy,” with SSP alum Austin Long, Journal of Strategic Studies v.38 n.1/2 (January/February 2015).

Kelly Greenhill, alum

“Nigeria’s Countless Casualties: The Politics of Counting Boko Haram’s Casualties,” Foreign Affairs, February 2015.

“Ain’t That a Shame? Hypocrisy, Punishment and Weak Actor Influence in International Politics,” (with J. Busby) in The Politics of Leverage in International Relations: Name, Shame and Sanction (Palgrave Studies in International Relations, 2015).

Robert Haffa, alum

“Manned or Unmanned Combat Aircraft: A Framework for Analysis,” Aerospace America, February 2015.

Phil Haun, alum

Coercion, Survival, and War: Why Weak States Resist the United States, (Stanford University Press, Forthcoming).

Yinan He, alum

“Identity Politics and Foreign Policy: Taiwan’s Relations with China and Japan, 1895-2012,” Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 129, No. 3 (Fall 2014), pp. 469-500.

 

Llewelyn Hughes, alum

“Is There an Oil Weapon? National Security Implications of Changes in the Structure of the International Oil Market” with SSP alum Austin Long, International Security v.39 n.3 (Winter 2014/2015).

Gregory Koblentz, alum

“How to Keep Future Cold Wars Cold: Mind the Missiles,” Los Angeles Times, November 28, 2014.

“The Silver Lining of an Extension of the P5+1 Nuclear Talks with Iran,” The National Interest, November 24, 2014.

Peter Krause, alum

“The Structure of Success: How the Internal Distribution of Power Drives Armed Group Behavior and National Movement Effectiveness,” International Security, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Winter 2014) was reviewed in H-Diplo in January 2015.

Alan Kuperman, alum

“Obama’s Libya Debacle: How a Well-Meaning Intervention Ended in Failure,” Foreign Affairs, Volume 94, No. 2, (March/April 2015), pp. 66-77.

“Iran Nuclear Deal Unlikely to Halt Regional Proliferation,” in Iran – The Day After Simulation: Geo Political Implications, eds., Saul Shay and Alex Mint (Herzliya, Israel: Institute for Policy and Strategy, 2014).

Eric Labs, alum

“Finding Funding for the New Boomer,” U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings, February 2015, Vol.14/2/1, pp. 344.

Alexander Lanoszka, 2014-15 Stanton Nuclear Fellow

“Rage of Honor: Entente Indignation and the Lost Chance for Peace in the First World War,” Security Studies (Forthcoming, December 2015).

Jon Lindsay, alum

China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain, Tai Ming Cheung, and Derek S. Reveron(New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).

“The Impact of China on Cybersecurity: Fiction and Friction,” International Security, Winter 2014-15, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 7-47.

Austin Long, alum

“Stalking the Secure Second Strike: Intelligence, Counterforce, and Nuclear Strategy,” with SSP alum Brendan Green, Journal of Strategic Studies v.38 n.1/2 (January/February 2015).

“Is There an Oil Weapon? National Security Implications of Changes in the Structure of the International Oil Market” with SSP alum Llewelyn Hughes, International Security v.39 n.3 (Winter 2014/2015).

Julia Macdonald, 2014-15 Stanton Nuclear Fellow

“Eisenhower’s Scientists: Policy Entrepreneurs and the Test-Ban Debate 1954–1958,” (published online in 2013) Foreign Policy Analysis, Vol. 1, Issue 1, January 2015, pp. 1-20.

Nick Miller, alum

“Questioning the Effect of Nuclear Weapons on Conflict,” with SSP grad student Mark Bell, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp.74-92, February 2015.

Barry Posen, Faculty

“Just Say No: America Should Avoid These Wars,” The National Interest, February 10, 2015.

Andrew Radin, alum

“The Misunderstood Lessons of Bosnia for Syria,” Washington Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Winter 2015), pp. 55-69.

Amanda Rothschild, grad student

“Prez fails to call out anti-Semitism,” Op Ed, Boston Herald, February 13, 2015.

“Universities add to women’s struggles by imposing lessons in inequity,” Boston Globe Reader’s Forum, January 25, 2015.

Joshua Rovner, alum

“The U.S. just leaked its war plan in Iraq. Why?” with Caitlin Talmadge, SSP alum, The Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog, February 27, 2015.

“Commentary,” H-Diplo ISSF Forum on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Report and the United States’ Post-9/11 Policy on Torture, February 16, 2015.

“Hidden Victories,” Lawfare, February 8, 2015.

Carol Saivetz, Research Affiliate

“The Foreign Policy Essay: Much Ado about Ukraine,” blog post, Lawfare, Sunday, February 22, 2015.

Taylor Seybolt, alum

“Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America’s Post-9/11 Wars,” review of SSP alum Neta Crawford’s most recent book, in Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 16:5.

Joshua Itzkowitz Shifrinson, alum

“Put It in Writing: How the West Broke Its Promise to Moscow,” Foreign Affairs, October 29, 2014.

Harvey Sapolsky, emeritus

“Four Pieces of Advice for Ash Carter,” nationalinterest.org, January 18, 2015.

Paul Staniland, alum

“Every Insurgency Is Different,” OpEd, The New York Times, February 15, 2015.

Caitlin Talmadge, alum

“When War Helps Civil-Military Relations – Prolonged Interstate Conflict and the Reduced Risk of Coup Attempts,” with Varun Piplani, Journal of Conflict Resolution, February, 2015.

“The U.S. just leaked its war plan in Iraq. Why?” with Joshua Rovner, SSP alum, The Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog, February 27, 2015.

Christopher Twomey, SSP alum

“Chinese Sources and Chinese Strategy,” with Taylor Fravel, Faculty,  RealClearDefense Blog, February 23, 2015.

“Projecting Strategy:  The Myth of Chinese Counter-Intervention,” with Taylor Fravel, Washington Quarterly, January 26, 2015.

“Introduction: Dangerous Dynamism in Asia’s Nuclear Future,” Asia Policy, no. 19 (January, 2015), pp 1-4.

“US- China Strategic Dialogue, Phase VIII,” PASC Report 2014-008, with Michael Glosny, SSP alum, and Ryan Jacobs, December 2014.

Stephen Van Evera, Faculty

“European Militaries and the Origins of World War I,” in The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict, Richard N. Rosecrance and Steven E. Miller, eds.m (Belfoer Center for Science and International Affairs, 2015).

“U.S. Social Science and International Relations,” War On The Rocks, February 9, 2015.

Paul Walker, alum

“Syrian Chemical Weapons Destruction: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead,” Arms Control Today, Vol. 44, No. 10, (December 2014), pp. 8-17.

David Weinberg, alum

“Saudi King Salman’s Audacious Power Play,” The National Interest, February 2, 2015.

“King Salman’s Shady History,” Foreign Policy, January 27, 201

“New Saudi King Won’t Change a Thing,” The National Interest, January 24, 2015.

“The Turkey-Hamas Nexus,” The National Interest, January 16, 2015.

“‘Rapprochement’ Aside, Egypt and Qatar Remain Rivals,” Now Lebanon, December 29, 2014.

“Qatar and Terror Finance – Part 1: Negligence,” Monograph, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 10, 2014.

Jim Walsh, Research Associate

“It’s a Good Day to Be an American,” Senate CIA Torture Report Release: Expert Reaction, The Conversation, December 9, 2014.

“50 Years After Gilpatrick: Reflections on Nuclear Age,” in ‘Reassessing the Global Nuclear Order- Past, Present and Future,” H-Diplo, 2015.

“Congress and the Future of the Iran Talks,” with Thomas Pickering and William Luers, Arms Control Today, Vol. 45 (January/February 2015).

 

 

 

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Where We Spoke

Noel Anderson, grad student

Speaker, “Explaining Trends in the Incidence of Civil War,” University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, January 13, 2015.

Presenter, “Competitive Intervention and the Angolan Civil War, 1975-1990,” Tobin Project Forum on National Security, Cambridge, MA, January 30, 2015. This paper was also presented at the International Studies Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA, February, 2015.

Mark Bell, grad student

Presenter, “Beyond Emboldenment: The Effects of Nuclear Weapons on State Foreign Policy,” Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, December 3, 2014. This talk was also presented at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Co-operation, December 11, 2014, and at the International Studies Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA, February 20, 2015.

Joel Brenner, CIS Wilhelm Fellow

Attendee, Cybersecurity Workshop, The Hague Center for International Studies, co-sponsored by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 5-6, 2015.

Panel chair, “Cross- border law enforcement and information sharing,” cybersecurity workshop, École Militaire, Paris, sponsored by the Conseil supérieur de la formation et de la recherché strategiques, Paris, France, February 9-10, 2015.

Speaker, “Cybersecurity: How’d It Get So Bad, and What Can We Do About It?” Sarasota, Institute for Lifetime Learning, Sarasota, FL, February 12, 2015.

Dan Breznitz, alum

Panelist, “Innovation, Growth, Economics and Society,” Special Conference of the Institute for

New Economic Thinking and the Wadhwani Foundation, Mumbai, India, January 12, 2015.

Presenter, “The Role of Venture Capitalists in the Formation of New Technological Trajectories: Evidence from the Cloud, The 35th International Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand Dec 2014.

Keynote Speaker: Seminario Internacional Diálogo sobre el nuevo contexto para las políticas de CTI Ideas, Innovación, Inclusión, Buenos Aires, Argentina Nov 27-28, 2014.        

 Seyom Brown, affiliate

Speaker, “Obama’s National Security Policy: A New Assessment,” American Security Project, Washington, DC, February 25, 2015.

David Burbach, alum

Presenter, “Gaining Trust While Losing Wars? Confidence in the U.S. Military in the Wake of Iraq and Afghanistan,” International Studies Association annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2015.

Christopher Clary, grad student

Presenter, “Arms Control and Confidence Building Measures, during the Cold War,” Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Bangkok, Thailand.

Eugene Gholz, alum

Presenter, “R&D in U.S. Military Innovation,” Roundtable presentation, International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 20, 2015.

Presenter, “The Economy During Wartime,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 20, 2015.

Brendan Green, alum

“Stalking the Secure Second Strike: Intelligence, Counterforce, and Nuclear Strategy,” with SSP alum Austin Long, Journal of Strategic Studies, December 2014.

Kelly Greenhill, alum

Speaker, “Weapons of Mass Migration,” Hamilton Hall Lectures on World Affairs series, Salem, MA, February 26, 2015.

Speaker, “Better Than the Truth: Extra-factual Sources of Threat Conception and Proliferation,” President’s Lecture Series, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, February 5, 2015.

Speaker, “Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement as an Instrument of Foreign Policy,” University of Montana, Missoula, MT, February 5, 2015.

Yinan He, alum

Presenter, “Domestic Troubles, Anti-Western Identity Discourse, and Implications for Chinese Foreign Policy, 2003-2012,” Annual MeetingoftheInternational Studies Association (February 18-21, 2015)

Presenter, “Just and Unjust Peace,”Roundtablepresentation, Annual MeetingoftheInternational Studies Association, Toronto, March 26-29, 2014.

Speaker, “IR Theory and Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations,” keynote speech at the Sino-Japanese Relations Research Network Conference, University of Leeds, January 21-22, 2014.

Gregory Koblentz, alum

Presenter, “Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age,” Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY, December 17, 2014.

Presenter, “Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age,” Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC, December 16, 2014.

“Bioterrorism Risk Assessment,” The Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function (GOF) Research Symposium, National Academies of Science, Washington, DC, December 15-16, 2014.

Peter Krause, alum

Presenter, “How to Get the State to Talk to You: Why Violent Territorial Conquest is an Organization’s Best Hope,” with Victor Asal and Daniel Gustafson,” International Studies Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA, February, 2015.

Interview, “Terrorist attacks in Paris,” NECN, January 7, 2015.

Interview, “The report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program,” NECN, December 10, 2014.

Interview, “Houthi insurgency and coup in Yemen,” VICE News, February 11, 2015.

Presenter, “Useful Extremists or Thorns in the Side? The Impact of Radical Flank Groups on the Dynamics of Political Movements,” with Ehud Eiran, International Studies Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA, February, 2015.

Alan Kuperman, alum

Interview, “The Failure of Libya,” Meet the Press, NBC-TV, February 22, 2015.

Interview, “NATO ‘Broke’ Libya,” Newsday, BBC World Service, February 17, 2015, interviewed by Alan Kasujja.

Interview, “Libya,” Scott Horton Show, Antiwar Radio, February 26, 2015.

Jennifer Lind, alum

Interview, “Asia’s Unfinished War,” Wall Street Journal documentary, December, 2014.

Speaker, “What Is a Great Power in the 21st Century?” U.S.-China Seminar Study Group, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs and the Tokyo Foundation, Tokyo, Japan. December 18, 2014. Hosted by study group leaders former Defense Vice Minister Akiyama Masahiro and former Foreign Minister Kawaguchi Yoriko.

Speaker, “Geography, Maritime Power, and the Pacific Rivalry,” with Daryl G. Press ( Department of Political Science and Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan, December 15, 2014.

Speaker, “Is Nationalism Rising in Japan?” with SSP alum, Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki, Waseda University on December 12 and at Sasakawa Peace Foundation on  December 4, 2014.

Speaker, “Time for a Real Defense Debate in Japan,” Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University, Japan, December 1, 2014.

Eric Labs, alum

Panelist, Commentator’s panel, Surface Navy Association annual symposium, January 15, 2015.

Jon Lindsay, alum

Presenter, “Cyber Deterrence,” presentation for ADM Michael Rogers, Director of the NSA and Commander of US CYBERCOM, University of California San Diego, February 5, 2015.

Presenter, “Anarchy and the Demand for Control,” International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, February 20, 2015.

Presenter, “Information Infrastructure: How does Cyberspace and Outer Space affect the U.S. – China Security Relationship?” with Jack Jiakun Zhang, International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, February 20, 2015.

Presenter, “How new and how dangerous are the cyber threats we face?” at “A Brave New World: The evolving nature of cyber-conflict” conference, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Ottawa, Canada, February 23-24, 2015.

Austin Long, alum

“Stalking the Secure Second Strike: Intelligence, Counterforce, and Nuclear Strategy,” with SSP alum Brendan Green, Journal of Strategic Studies, December 2014.

Julia Macdonald, 2014-15 Stanton Nuclear Fellow

Speaker, “European Views of Asian Security,” at “The Evolving Asian Landscape: A YSF Paper Series Launch,” the German Marshal Fund, Washington, DC, December 16, 2014.

Tara Maller, alum

Moderator, “What does the rise of ISIS tell us about the future of war?” New America’s Future of War Conference, Washington, DC, February 25, 2015. Tara also appeared as a commentator on various foreign policy and national news topics on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.

Vipin Narang, Faculty

Quoted, “Nuclear Postures,” by Michael Krepon, Arms Control Wonk Blog, February 25, 2015.

John Park, Research Associate

Speaker, “How to Strengthen Sanctions on North Korea,” Korea University-Center for Strategic & International Studies Conference, Washington, DC, December 15, 2014.

Speaker, “North Korea’s Present and Future Challenges: Implication for the ROK-U.S. Alliance,” Korea Institute for International Economic Policy-Center for Strategic & International Studies Conference, Washington, DC, December 11, 2014.

Amanda Rothschild, grad student

Presenter, “Genocide Proofing: The Effects of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Homogeneity in Militaries on Mass Atrocity,” International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, February, 2015.

Joshua Rovner, alum

Panelist, “Does the Internet Need a Hegemon?” International Studies Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA, February 2015.

Panelist, “Strategy, Grand Strategy, and the Vietnam War,” International Studies Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA, February 2015.

Panelist, “Making Good on Extended Deterrence in East Asia,” MIT/RMIT joint conference, Reassessing the Global Nuclear Order, Melbourne, Australia, January 2015.

Carol Saivetz, research affiliate

Presenter, “What’s Next? US-Russian Relations After Ukraine,” Harvard Club of San Diego, February, 2015.

Speaker and Moderator, “Geopolitics: Russian and the US in the Post-Soviet Space,” Tufts Symposium on Russia in the 21st Century,” Medford, MA, February 2015.

Richard Samuels, faculty

Discussant, “Extended Deterrence in Asia,” panel, conference on U.S. Nuclear Policy Toward China, George Washington University, December 2014.

Organizer and presenter, “Designated State Secrets Law in Japan,” conference on “Japan in East Asian Security,” Free University of Berlin, January 2015.

Panelist, the contributions of TJ Pempel to Japanese and East Asian Regional Studies at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, February, 2015.

Taylor Seybolt, alum

Participant, “Atrocity Prevention & Conflict Prevention: From Silos to Synthesis,” roundtable discussion of the Stanley Foundation’s draft report, Washington, DC, January, 2015.

Christopher Twomey, alum

Speaker, “Strategic Stability in the Sino-US relationship,” at RAND Project AIR FORCE, and the Mitchell Institute’s “Forum on Aerospace Power,” and the PASCC workshop at CSIS.

Stephen Van Evera, Faculty

Interview, “The Spread of ISIS in the Middle East,” CTV (Canada), January 31, 2015.

Interview, “ISIS in Libya,” CTV (Canada), February 16, 2015, and CIAD Radio (Montreal, Canada), February 21, 2015.

Interview, “New Authority for US Use of Force in the Middle East,” CTV (Canada), February 17, 2015.

Paul Walker, alum

Panel Chair, “Global Security, Sustainability, and Public Health,” 14th World Congress on Public Health, Science City, Kolkata, India, February 14, 2015.

Participant, “Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons,” Austrian Foreign Ministry, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria.

Speaker, “Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Environment,” International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Civil Society Forum, Vienna, Austria, December 6, 2014.

Speaker, “The Future of the Chemical Weapons Convention,” 19th Annual Conference of States Parties (CSP), Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Hague, Netherlands, December 3, 2014.

Jim Walsh, Research Associate

Speaker, “Extended Deterrence & Nonproliferation: The Stories We Tell Ourselves,” RMIT/MIT Nuclear Age Conference, Melbourne, Australia, January 9, 2015.

Briefing, US House staffers, US Senate Staffers, December 4, 2014.

In the months of December and January, Jim did 35 media interviews with outlets from the US and abroad, including the Boston Herald, WGBH, CCTV, CCTV, NPR, AJAM, the BBC World Service, and CTV Canada.

David Weinberg, alum

Interview on the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, CNN International, January 23, 2015.

 Interview on the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, Fox News, January 23, 2015.

Interview on the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, BBC, January 23, 2015.

Interview on the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, CTV (Canada), January 27, 2015.

Quoted, Jamie Dettmer, “An America Ally’s Grand Mosque of Hate,” Daily Beast, February 19, 2015.

Quoted, Armin Rosen, “The Fall of Yemen’s Government is a Huge Problem for Saudi Arabia,” Business Insider, February 6, 2015.

Quoted, Shane Harris and Jamie Kirchick, “Exclusive: Freed Al Qaeda Agent was Part of Proposed Swap for Jailed Americans,” Daily Beast, January 25, 2015.

Quoted, Jethro Mullen, “New Saudi King’s Big Challenges: Yemen, Iran and ISIS,” CNN, January 24, 2015.

Quoted, Yadullah Hussain, “With King Abdullah’s Death, New Realities May Force Saudi Arabia to Change Oil Policy,” Financial Post (Canada), January 24, 2015.

Quoted, Oren Dorrell, “Saudi’s New King Salman Likely to Stay the Course,” USA Today, January 23, 2015.

Quoted, Oren Dorrell, “Chaos in Yemen: Who are the Key Players,” USA Today, January 21, 2015.

Quoted, Yadullah Hussain, “With King Abdullah in Hospital, ‘Nervous’ Saudis Fret over Leadership Transition and Oil Price Turmoil,” Financial Post (Canada), January 6, 2015.

Quoted, “In-Depth Report Reveals Qatar’s Willful Blindness to Financing of Global Terrorist Groups,” Jerusalem Post, December 12, 2014.

Quoted, “U.S. Ally Qatar Shelters Jihadi Moneymen,” Daily Beast, December 10, 2014.

Alec Worsnop, grad student

Presenter, “Insurgent Military Effectiveness During the First Indochina War,” International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2015.

 

 

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Awards and Scholarships

Brendan Rittenhouse Green, alum and Austin Long, alum

The editors of the Journal of Strategic Studies are pleased to announce that Austin Long & Brendan Rittenhouse Green, are the winners of the 2015 annual Amos Perlmutter Prize.

The prize, named in memory of the founding editor of the journal, recognizes the best essay submitted for publication to the Journal of Strategic Studies by a junior faculty member.

Long & Rittenhouse Green’s article titled, ‘Stalking the Secure Second Strike: Intelligence, Counterforce, and Nuclear Strategy,’ published in Volume 38, Issue 1-2 is now free to access online.

Barry Posen, Faculty

Has had his book Restraint: A New Foundation for US Grand Strategy (Cornell University Press:2014) has been named one of 2014’s best books of the year by Times Higher Education.

Joshua Itzkowitz Shifrinson, alum

Awarded a postdoctoral fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year with the Dickey Center at Dartmouth College.

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Notes From All Over

Taylor Fravel, Faculty

Has been selected as one of the Top 20 American China Experrts by the  China Foreign Affairs University, the nation’s leading diplomatic school.

Eugene Gholz, alum

Elected to the governing council of the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association. His three-year term began this February.

Yinan He, alum

In the fall, Yinan joined the Department of International Relations of Lehigh University as an Associate Professor.

Jennifer Lind, alum

Was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) where she was working on a co-authored project with SSP alum Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki.

Michael Ottenberg, alum

Was elected to the Military Operations Research Board of Directors 2014.

Daryl Press, alum

Was a Hibachi/Council on Foreign Relations Fellow at Japan’s National Institute for Defense Studies for the 2014 fall term.

Miranda Priebe, alum

Defended  her dissertation, “ Fear and Frustration: Rising State Perceptions of Threats and Opportunities,” in December and graduated in February.

Andrew Radin, alum

Started as an Associate Political Scientist at the Rand Corporation, September 2014.

Sharon Weiner, alum

For the last six months has been with the Office of Management and Budget as Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Nuclear Security. At OMB, she is a program examiner with the Force Structure and Investment Branch of the National Security Division.

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