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Stephen Biddle's New Short Essay with Defense One on Afghanistan

June 12, 2016


Stephen Biddle argues on Defense One that the United States should stop announcing fixed dates for partial withdrawals from Afghanistan, as this undermines the settlement prospects that now constitute our only chance for realizing any of our war aims in the conflict.

Nuclear Strategies in China and Beyond

April 29, 2016

On April 29, 2016 Charles Glaser, M. Taylor Fravel, and Caitlin Talmadge were recently featured on the Wilson Center's Kissinger Institute's panel on "Nuclear Strategies in China and Beyond." They assessed nuclear policy options and the strategic and technological dimensions of a hyptohetical Sino-American nuclear conflict. 

To listen to the podcast and download the panelist's publications, please visit the website

On Point with Tom Ashbrook

Stephen Biddle appears on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook discussing "Why Is The U.S. Sending Special Forces Into Syria and Iraq?"

April 26, 2016

Stephen Biddle, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, appeared on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook on April 26, 2016. Stephen Biddle discusses the push to send Special Forces into Syria and Iraq and its strategy for ISIS. 

Stephen Biddle's Recent Blog Post for the Atlantic Monthly on the War Against ISIS

April 25, 2016

Prof. Stephen Biddle (with Prof. Jacob Shapiro of Princeton) recently wrote a blog post for the Atlantic Monthly on the long-term prognosis for the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Video: How Aggressive is China?

March 15, 2016

On Monday, February 29, Dr. Charles Glaser moderated a panel featuring Robert Sutter, Mike Mochizuki, Robert Daly, and Amitai Etzioni as they assessed China's motives and the extent of the rising power's goals. If you missed the talk or would like to share it, the video is now available!