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U.S. Must Search for Common Ground in Muslim World

July 2009

South Asia scholar Anja Manuel discusses how the United States can improve its image with Muslim communities worldwide, going beyond just "winning hearts and minds." Farah Pandith, the State...

Iran's Nuclear and Missile Potential: A Joint Threat Assessment by U.S. and Russian Technical Experts

May 2009

A confluence of events has presented the Russian Federation and the United States with an unusual opportunity to transform their relationship.

Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats

March 2009

The post-World War II fabric of global security, designed and maintained by the United States, has dangerously frayed.

Preparing for Sudden Change in North Korea

January 2009

It possesses nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them, and despite some progress, it is by no means clear that the ongoing six-party talks will be able to reveal the full extent of the country...

A Silver Lining to the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

October 2008

"Without a doubt, the U.S.-India nuclear deal presents a serious challenge to the NPT. But it also presents an opportunity to strengthening the regime and its most important, relevant elements."

Reforming Intelligence: Obstacles to Democratic Control and Effectiveness

December 2007

These days, it's rare to pick up a newspaper and not see a story related to intelligence.

Tend to Turkey

October 2007

In the wake of the Iraq debacle, the United States will occupy a position of greatly diminished stature and leverage among the many allies that stepped forward to offer unqualified support...

Reykjavik Revisited: Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

September 2007

Twenty-one years ago, at the October 1986 Reykjavik Summit, President Ronald Reagan and Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev entered into an unprecedented dialogue regarding their desire to...

Transformation of U.S.-India Relations, The

July 2007

The United States and India are enjoying increasingly close relations.

Day After, The: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast

May 2007

On April 19, 2007, the Preventive Defense Project convened a workshop of leading federal government civilian and military officials, scientists, policy experts, and journalists to address the...

New U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement Delayed: Indefinitely?

April 2007

There have been serious disagreements between India and the United States in negotiation of the proposed nuclear-cooperation agreement between the two countries described at this website on Dec.

From Pablo to Osama: Trafficking and Terrorist Networks, Government Bureaucracies, and Competitive Adaptation

February 2007

This book presents a comparative study of Colombian drug-smuggling enterprises, terrorist networks (including al Qaeda), and the law enforcement agencies that seek to dismantle them.

Situation in Iraq and the Administration's Strategy, The

January 2007

Testimony before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. 27, 2007, on the situation in Iraq and the Bush administration's strategy.

U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Can President Bush Refuse to Follow the Expressed Will of Congress Concerning Nuclear Exports to India?

January 2007

This analysis questions President George W. Bush's reasons for refusing to follow a number of provisions of the U.S.-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act.

Alternative Perspectives on Iraq

January 2007

Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives' Armed Services Committee on alternative perspectives on the president's strategy for Iraq.

Iraq Study Group Report, The

December 2006

The Iraq Study Group, convened at the urging of Congress with White House agreement, made a forward-looking, independent assessment of the current and prospective situation on the ground in Iraq...

Alliances and American Security

November 2006

One of the greatest challenges facing the United States today is the translation of its overwhelming might into effective influence.

Why Terrorism Does Not Work

October 2006

This study analyzes the political plights of twenty-eight terrorist groups- the complete list of foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) as designated by the U.S.

Case for Alliances, The

October 2006

"Does America need allies? The United States is the strongest nation on earth, the only standing superpower, and its natural impulse is to assume that it can act unencumbered.

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Confronting Today's Threats

October 2006

What role should nuclear weapons play in today's world? How can the United States promote international security while safeguarding its own interests? U.S.

Proliferation on the Peninsula: Five North Korean Nuclear Crises

September 2006

To reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism, we must prevent terrorists from obtaining nuclear weapons or materials.

U.S and Turkey: Rebuilding a Fractured Alliance, The

July 2006

As a model of a democratizing and secular Muslim state that has been a stalwart ally for more than 50 years, Turkey is of enormous strategic importance to the United States and Europe, especially...

Generating Momentum for a New Era in U.S.-Turkey Relations

June 2006

The emerging schism between the West and the Islamic world makes America's relationship with Turkey--a Western-oriented, democratizing Muslim country--more important than ever.

Parallel Lives? Oppenheimer and Khariton

December 2005

Chapter 6 in Reappraising Openheimer: Centennial Studies and Reflections, edited by Cathryn Carson and David A.