Where most countries focus on one or two areas, America has a huge, well-funded R&D infrastructure that pushes the envelope everywhere. Panting warnings that the US is falling dangerously behind our opponents in the race for military innovation are commonplace.
The EU, in words at least, wants to keep the JCPOA and has opposed President Trump’s move. John Tirman discusses the Iran nuclear deal with Persia Digest.
Nuclear strategy expert Vipin Narang spoke with several media outlets about President Trump's withdrawl from the Iran Deal and the implications it has on North Korea, speculating about the expectations both leaders have for the upcoming June 12th summit in Singapore between Kim and Trump
Jim Walsh, SSP senior research associate and foreign policy expert corrects Fox News host claiming the Iran deal must be bad because Iran wants to stay in “By that definition, no deal would ever be good if the parties supported it. That's not how negotiations work.” Walsh also appeared on various media outlets to give his perspective on the latest with North Korea and President Trump.
The ongoing operation of the US military commissions at Guantanamo Bay has posed significant challenges for multiple US administrations.
We get the latest surrounding the Iran nuclear deal, amid President Trump facing a Saturday deadline to decide whether to stay with the deal, from security analyst Jim Walsh.
Political rebellion and violence in the Middle East has recently been associated with religious belief and rhetoric, often spurred on by the writings and recordings of Muslim clerics. What motivates imams to advocate such tactics?
On April 24, French president Emmanuel Macron walked into the Oval Office with one overriding mission: persuade President Trump not to ditch the Iran nuclear deal.
Sixteen doctoral students in international affairs at MIT were awarded summer study grants. Each will receive up to $3,500. “The awards were made to an outstanding cohort of MIT students from across the Institute. We're so pleased that the appeal of these grants has broadened and students are responding,” said John Tirman, CIS executive director and principal research scientist.
The MIT Security Studies Program held a special seminar in Washington, DC, on April 26. More than sixty people attended the talk, “The Nuclear Crisis with North Korea” at the National Press Club. Chaired by SSP director, Barry Posen, the panel (Jim Walsh, Taylor Fravel, and Vipin Narang) discussed the current issues and answered questions from the crowd.
Sarah Zukerman Daly, who received her PhD in political science at MIT, is a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow recipient. She is assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. Her work is focused on civil wars and peace-building, democratic elections, organized crime, and ethnic politics.
The International Policy Lab (IPL) was set up within CIS to help make the leap from the lab bench or seminar blackboard to the halls of Congress or a decision-maker’s desk. It started out as something of an experiment but it’s flourishing: the number of proposals submitted has roughly doubled each year.
Since 1984, the Seminar XXI program has provided 2,100 military and civilian fellows with policy training through a series of sessions held in the DC area. The program not only brings in faculty from MIT but is also able to tap into resident expertise of the Beltway.
MISTI held its annual awards ceremony on April 19 at the Samberg Conference Center. The awardees and the respective categories for this year are: MIT-Japan’s Samantha Amey-Gonzalez (Biology, 2018) who received the Ambassador Award, MIT-France's Kristen Frombach (Biological Engineering, 2019) who received the Achievement Award, and MIT-France's Pelkins Ajanoh (Mechanical Engineering, 2018) and MIT-Israel and MIT-India's Matthew Chun (Mechanical Engineering and Management Science, 2018) who both received the Suzanne Berger Award for Future Global Leaders.
Rachel Odell and Meicen Sun have each been awarded a Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship. Awards are granted to support PhDdissertation research in international relations.