Recent Publications


ISCS Director Dr. Charles Glaser Receives the 2018 ISA ISSS Distinguished Scholar Award

May 02, 2018



Dr. Charles Glaser, director of ISCS, recently received the ISA International Security Studies Section 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award. The Distinguished Scholar Award is given for life achievement in International Security Studies. Nominees for this honor have made major contributions to scholarship in the field both via their own research and writing and their mentorship of others. 


A panel, honoring the contribution of Dr. Glaser, accompanied the award and included: John Mearsheimer (Chicago), Barry Posen (MIT), Andy Kydd (Wisconsin), Jon Caverley, (Naval War College), Rose Kelanic (Notre Dame), and Julia Macdonald (University of Denver). You can watch a video of his acceptance and panel discussion here!

Alexander B. Downes in the WaPo Monkey Cage: The Trump administration wants regime change in Iran. But regime change usually doesn’t work.

May 23, 2018

Downes Alexander B. Downes, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University, just published a new piece in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog: The Trump administration wants regime change in Iran. But regime change usually doesn’t work. Click the link title to check it out!

New Monkey Cage Articles by Elizabeth Saunders

May 10, 2018


Elizabeth N. Saunders, an Associate Professor in Political Science and International Affairs at GWU, recently published several articles in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. See below for content and links.


President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran deal. Here’s what you need to know. May 9, 2018

Bolton starts today, with a Syria crisis on the agenda. But there are limits to what he can do. April 9, 2018

ISCS Fellow Rush Doshi: Three takeaways from Kim Jong Un’s trip to China

March 30, 2018

DoshiRush Doshi, a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at ISCS, writes on Chinese foreign policy in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog: Three takeaways from Kim Jong Un’s trip to China March 30, 2018

‘Surge Of Ideas’ Critical To Iraq War Operation

November 09, 2017

General David PetraeusISCS partnered with the Elliott School to host General David Petraeus on November 7th to discuss the 10th Anniversary of the Surge in Iraq. ISCS director Dr. Charles Glaser moderated the event which included Dr. Stephen Biddle and Dr. Marc Lynch as panelists. Read more HERE.

Upcoming Events

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ISCS Spring 2018 Workshop Series 


Monday January 22
John Schuessler - Texas A&M University
Title: “The Shadow of Exit: Insularity and American Preponderance.”

Monday February 5
Rachel Whitlark - Georgia Institute of Technology 
Title:  "All Options on the (Latency) Table: The Impact of Carrots and Sticks on Nuclear Latency Roll-Back."

Monday April 2
Sabrina M Karim - Cornell University
Title: “United Nation's Peacekeeping Bias in State Building: Experimental Evidence on Local Effects with the Liberian National Police”

Monday April 9
Daniel Byman - Georgetown University
Title: "Understanding the Foreign Fighter Threat"

Monday April 30
Jonathan Caverley - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: To Be Announced

Monday May 7
Michael Glosny - Naval Postgraduate School
Title: Explaining China's Power-Influence Gap: Chinese Assessments and Implications for Foreign Policy


Monday May 14

Colin Kahl - Georgetown University

Title: “Grand Strategy in the Post-9/11”



ISCS Security Policy Workshops

Security Policy Forum

Nuclear Policy Talks


Watch security- and conflict-themed events and interviews on the Elliott School’s Web Video Initiative.