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aiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, center right, chats with Taro Aso, vice president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party during a visit to the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 8, 2023.

In the News

April 11, 2024

Surviving without the bomb: Extended deterrence and the strategic use of non-nuclear military power by US allies

Harvard Kennedy School Belief Center for Science and International Affairs

On April 11, Jung Jae Kwon, a PhD candidate in the Security Studies Program, will be speaking on his research into how non-nuclear allies of the US try to generate deterrence without their own nuclear arsenal, and a theory to explain and predict their behavior.

Paulo Lozano, Agustín Rayo, and Griselda Gómez celebrate 20 years of MIT-Mexico with MIT alumni in Mexico City

In the News

April 10, 2024

MIT-Mexico Program fosters cross-border collaboration

Lisa CaponeMIT News

For two decades, MIT-Mexico has funded student internships and teaching, as well as faculty research collaborations.


April 8, 2024

CIS awards 13 summer research grants

Thirteen doctoral students in international affairs at MIT were awarded summer research grants, covering travel costs related to field work up to $4,000. Natasha Ansari and Olivia Houck were awarded the fifth annual Guillemin prize. The Center is pleased to support the work of an outstanding and varied cohort from across the Institute. 

In the News

April 2, 2024

Internationalization as a catalyst for academic excellence and economic growth in Pakistan

Muhammad Suleman TahirPakistan Today

MISTI is referenced in this article on how "encouraging faculty to collaborate with scholars from around the world on research projects, securing funding for international research initiatives, and participating in global research networks can enhance the visibility and impact of research conducted by Pakistani universities. MIT’s International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) programme facilitates research collaborations between faculty and researchers abroad, leading to innovations with global significance."


President took part in the festive Parade of Troops on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, 2021

In the News

March 31, 2024

The false promise of nuclear deterrence for postwar Ukrainian security

Matthew EvangelistaLawfare

Ford International Professor of Political Science Barry Posen was referenced in this Lawfare article on how postwar Ukraine should avoid tying its security to nuclear weapons—its own or NATO’s—and instead ensure its conventional forces are robust and defensively oriented.

Abhijeeth Paruchuru

In the News

March 26, 2024

How a ‘murder’ in Boston that didn’t happen made national news in India

Anjana SankarBoston Globe

Reporting from our 2024 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow. 

In the News

March 25, 2024

Podcast: Social science of war: Why defense reform in Ukraine is crucial

Alexandra ChinchillaModern War Institute at West Point

Polina Beliakova, Russian Foreign and National Security Policy Fellow at the Security Studies Program, discusses the war in Ukraine with Alexandra Chinchilla on the Social Science of War podcast.

Awa Koné

In the News

March 25, 2024

Building operations for Africa’s most valuable fintech

Andrew HusbandMIT Sloan School of Management

Former MISTI-Africa student, Awa Koné, always wanted to get involved in Africa’s bustling business ecosystem. Since early 2020, she has been doing just that at the fintech startup Flutterwave.

Israeli soldiers; photo: Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times

In the News

March 24, 2024

What would you have Israel do to defend itself?

David BrooksThe New York Times

Ford International Professor of Political Science, Barry Posen, was quoted: "Hamas’s strategy could be “described as ‘human camouflage’ and more ruthlessly as ‘human ammunition.'"

Refugees crossing the Mediterranean sea on a boat heading from Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos 29 January 2016

Analysis + Opinion

March 21, 2024

Arriving at a crossroads: Can Europe avoid replaying the policy failures of the 2014-16 migration crisis?

Kelly M Greenhill and Hugo BradyGeorgetown Journal of International Affairs

As irregular migration numbers once again soar to historic levels, Europe’s migration challenges remain a difficult challenge to surmount. After years of infighting and foot-dragging, an agreement on a long-stalled asylum pact was finally reached. However, more needs to be done to enhance future European cooperation around migration management and border protection.