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Scholarly Publications

The Lavon Affair: How a false-flag operation led to war and the Israeli bomb

July 2013

Abstract The Lavon Affair, a failed Israeli covert operation directed against Egypt in 1954, triggered a chain of events that have had profound consequences for power relationships in the Middle...

Informal Networks, Economic Livelihoods and the Politics of Social Welfare: Understanding the Political And Humanitarian Consequences of the War on Terrorist Finance

June 2011

First paragraph of the article: Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been considerable debate with respect to the utility and the consequences of the global campaign against...

Israel’s 1979 Nuclear Test and the U.S. Cover-Up

January 2011

First paragraph of the article: In the wake of the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, the United States launched a series of satellites under the name Vela (after a constellation in the southern...

Other Publications

The Flawed Logic of Striking Iran

January 2012

Matthew Kroenig's argument for preventive military action to combat Tehran's nuclear program -- "Time to Attack Iran" (January/February 2012) -- suffers from three problems.

Democracy as a New International Norm?

June 2003

As the going gets rough in Iraq and budgets deficits bloat in this country, the president may be tempted to let his doctrine of liberty morph into a smaller doctrine of stability.

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

News

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Scott D. Sagan: What the world thinks of Obama's nuclear policy

March 2011

In a special issue of The Nonproliferation Review, edited by CISAC's Scott Sagan and Harvard's Jane Vaynman, 13 prominent researchers from around the world examined foreign governments’ policy...

Martha Crenshaw awarded $500,000 to study terrorist patterns

October 2009

Crenshaw, a senior fellow at FSI's Center for International Security and Cooperation, has received a National Science Foundation grant to identify patterns in the evolution of terrorist...

Events

Perspectives on Obama's Approach to Global Governance

February 7, 2012

About the topic: A major challenge faced by President Obama is how to modernize the system of global governance to adapt to the rising influence of emerging powers and to more effectively address...

Better Safe than Sorry

May 7, 2009

In 2008, the iconic doomsday clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was set at five minutes to midnight-two minutes closer to Armageddon than in 1962, when John F.

Space and Space Weapons?

October 17, 2006

Satellites are absolutely essential and extremely vulnerable for national and economic security. How do we deal with this dilemma?Michael Krepon is co-founder of the Henry L.

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