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The Institute supports public events that provide the GW community with the opportunity to hear experts address and debate current national security policy issues. Events at the Institute include informal work-in-progress workshops, panel discussions, weekly presentations by experts across multiple disciplines, and academic workshops.

Latest News

Harris Mylonas and Keith Darden's new article "Threats to Territorial Integrity, National Mass Schooling, and Linguistic Commonality"

October 09, 2015

Harris Mylonas, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Keith Darden, Associate Professor at American University School of International Service, write an article "Threats to Territorial Integrity, National Mass Schooling, and Linguistic Commonality," They ask why are some countries more linguistically homogenous than others and posit that the international environment in which a state develops partially determines the extent of its linguistic commonality and national cohesion. This article is part of a special issue forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies guest edited by Prema Singh and Matthias vom Hau. 

On Point with Tom Ashbrook

Stephen Biddle appears on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook discussing Afghanistan and the fall of Kunduz

October 01, 2015

Stephen Biddle, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, appeared on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook on October 1, 2015. Stephen Biddle and other guests discussed Afghanistan and the fall of Kunduz

Dr.Grynaviski wins American Political Science Association's 2015 Jervis-Schroeder Best Book Prize for "Constructive Illusions"

July 10, 2015

Eric Grynaviski, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, won the American Political Science Association's 2015 Robert Jervis & Paul Schroeder Best Book Award for his book Constructive Illusions: Misperceiving the Origins of International Cooperation (Cornell University Press, 2014).

Time for a U.S.-China Grand Bargain

Time for a U.S.-China Grand Bargain

July 01, 2015

Dr. Charles L. Glaser presents policy recommendations on U.S.-China bargain

SPS Program Awarded FAO Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative Contract

June 10, 2015

The Security Policy Studies program, led by Joanna Spear, associate professor of international affairs, was awarded a competitive contract for the Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative. This program, beginning in July 2015, will provide FAOs with advanced understanding and analysis of the most current regional security affairs, and the impact of regional activities on interagency and joint operations.