IPL sends delegation to UN'S Minamata convention; Thirty years of Seminar XXI; MISTI media contest; Tackling complex Middle East statehood issues; Starr Forums; and more.
End Notes features the professional achievements of our scholars, students, and staff. This includes recent awards, speaking engagements, and publications.
New initiative supported by $3.7 million in grants; Nuclear and present danger; Journalist from China joins CIS; MIT International Policy Lab (IPL) issues third call for proposals.
précis Interview: James E Baker
James E Baker, former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, joined the MIT Center for International Studies (CIS) as a Robert E Wilhelm Fellow. In this interview, he discusses gaps in the study of civil military relations; national security issues; and the intersection of emerging technology and national security law.
Why clerics turn deadly
Richard Nielsen is an associate professor of political science at MIT. His new book, Deadly Clerics, published by Cambridge University Press November 2017, explores the radicalization of jihadi clerics in the Arab world. Featured here is an except from the book.
Civil-military relations under President Trump
Sara Plana, a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, discusses the civil-military relations under President Trump, referring to it as the ultimate Huntingtonian experiment.