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Killer High: A History Of War In Six Drugs

September 16, 2019

Abstract: There is growing alarm over how drugs empower terrorists, insurgents, militias, and gangs.

Russian Grassroots Activism for the Environment and Beyond

September 16, 2019

Abstract: Despite a lull after the fall of the Soviet Union, grassroots activism in Russia is on the rise.

Putin, Putinism, and US-Russian Relations

September 13, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract: What is Putin up to?

Conversation on Iraq and American Grand Strategy

September 9, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract: We have learned a great deal about Iraq since the fateful decision to invade the country in 2003.

Beyond “Bots and Trolls” — Understanding Disinformation as Collaborative Work

September 6, 2019

Click here to RSVPAbstract: Russia’s challenge to the West includes information operations (e.g., disinformation, political propaganda, and other forms of online manipulation) aimed at...

Russian Political Warfare: Past, Present, and Future

September 5, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract:  Russian influence operations during the 2016 US elections, and the investigations that followed, revealed the broad scope of Russian political warfare against Western...

Russia’s Crony Capitalism: How to Understand Vladimir Putin’s Rule

August 7, 2019

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian StudiesAbstract: Russia’s ability to challenge Europe and the West will depend in no small measure on the...

Drell Lecture: US National Security in an Era of Great Power Competition and Technological Disruption

August 5, 2019

 The world is experiencing an unprecedented period of geopolitical change and technological disruption. How should we rethink U.S.

The New Geopolitics of Energy

July 22, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract: Russia is a major energy exporter and has used those exports to advance its geopolitical goals.

Dying too Young: Children and Small Arms

July 22, 2019

Abstract:Images of children on the battlefield or posing for a ‘last will and testament’ poster before a suicide operation suggest the extent to which ISIS has weaponized children.

Wargaming War Games: How Likely is Thermonuclear Cyber War?

July 19, 2019

Abstract:  In the movie WarGames, a 1980s teenager hacks into a U.S.

Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in A New Global Order

July 15, 2019

Abstract: If before 2014 Russia was widely dismissed by the international community as a regional power whose global influence had died with the Soviet Union, its recent muscle flexing abroad has...

Haunted By Chaos: China's Grand Strategy From Mao Zedong To Xi Jinping

May 6, 2019

Abstract: Before the CCP came to power, China lay broken. Today it is a force on the global stage, but its leaders remain haunted by the past.

Hard Truths in Syria: America Can’t Do More With Less, and It Shouldn’t Try

May 1, 2019

Abstract: Sound strategy requires alignment of ends, ways, and means.

The War Scare That Wasn’t

April 18, 2019

Abstract: Did the Cold War of the 1980s nearly turn hot?

America's Middle East Purgatory: The Case for Doing Less

April 4, 2019

Abstract: President Trump may talk about the Middle East differently than Obama did.

Drell Lecture: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

March 29, 2019

Watch on YouTube or visit our Facebook page from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm and join the live stream. Paul Scharre, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New...

Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

March 27, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract: Why were Western expectations about how Russia would develop after the Soviet collapse so misplaced?

Coercing Syria on Chemical Weapons: Deterrence, Compellence, and the Limits of the “Resolve Plus Bombs” Formula

March 27, 2019

Abstract: In efforts to halt the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons (CW) in that country’s civil war the United States and other outside powers applied coercive strategies, in both a...

Nonproliferation Concerns for a New Commercial Reprocessing Technology

March 27, 2019

Abstract: To drastically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and expand energy access, nuclear energy may play a significant role in decarbonizing electrical grids.

NATO’s Response to the Changing Security Environment

March 18, 2019

Abstract: Ambassador Koster will address the following political-military issues during his lecture.

Internet Research Agency's Main Job: What Bots Do for Vladimir Putin Inside Russia?

March 12, 2019

Abstract: Successful use of bots and trolls as tools of its expansionist foreign policy demonstrated the Russian government's superior capability in computational propaganda.

Trilateral Cooperation in the Shadow of a Nuclear North Korea

March 12, 2019

Abstract: My research investigates the formal institutionalization of inter-governmental cooperation among the three major Northeast Asian powers – China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea—in the...

Maximizing Leverage: China’s Strategic Force Posture Choices in the Information Age

March 11, 2019

Abstract: How do nuclear-armed states coerce their adversaries in wars with limited aims without using nuclear weapons?

People

Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Philip Taubman Lecturer
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Megan Palmer Senior Research Scholar
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Research Scholar, Lecturer
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science