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About ISCS

The Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) is an energetic academic community dedicated to furthering the study of international security. Through a variety of programs and research initiatives we aim to advance scholarly research on international conflict and strengthen the field of security studies through graduate education; improve public understanding of key international security issues; and inform policy debates related to U.S. national security.

Upcoming Events


ISCS Security Policy Workshop Series Spring 2019

Jan. 28 – Sarah Kreps, Cornell University

Title: Legislative Position Taking on Foreign Policy: An Analysis of the Iraq and Afghanistan Surges

Feb. 11 –  Brian Christopher Rathbun, USC

Title: Lesser Angels: New Directions in the Empirical Study of Ethics in International Relations

Feb. 25 – William J. Norris, Texas A&M

Title: US-China Escalation Dynamics

Mar. 7 Emanuel Adler, University of Toronto

Title: TBD ; Joint Event With IR Theory Workshop

Mar. 18 – Joshua Rovner, American University

Title: Intelligence and Grand Strategy

Apr. 1 – Heidi Hardt, University of California-Irvine

Title: Gendermainstreaming and Operational Effectiveness in International Crisis Management

Apr. 22 – Nina Silove, Australian National University

Title: A Resurrection of the Study of Strategic Planning: Planning Integration and the Risk of US-China Nuclear War



Recent Publications

Jones, Z. M. and Lupu, Y. (2018), Is There More Violence in the Middle?. American Journal of Political Science, 62: 652-667. doi:10.1111/ajps.12373 PDF




Harris Mylonas and Ariel Ahram. 2019. “Hierarchy, Sovereignty, and Adaptation in the Eastern Mediterranean,” in Litsas, Spyridon and Tziampiris, Aristotle (eds.) The New Eastern Mediterranean: Theory, Politics and States in a Volatile Era, Springer, pp. 31-43.





Dragu, Tiberiu and Lupu, Yonatan, Collective Action and Constraints on Repression at the Endgame (2017). Comparative Political Studies, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: or PDF


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