précis Magazine


précis, the MIT Center for International Studies magazine, features essays by our scholars, covers the wide range of Center activities, and tracks the accomplishments of our research community. It is published twice yearly, once during each academic semester.

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Spring 2012
précis Interview: Vipin Narang

Vipin Narang, assistant professor of political science and faculty member of the Security Studies Program, discusses with précis his courses on proliferation, South Asian security, and empirical models in IR. He also chats about current research and Iran's nuclear program.

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Western Intervention in the Balkans Western intervention in the Balkans: the strategic use of emotion in conflictBy Roger Petersen

Western Intervention in the Balkans: The Strategic Use of Emotion, is Roger Petersen's recent book. He received the ASN (Association for the Study of Nationalities) 2012 Joseph Rothschild Prize for his work. précis features an excerpt from the book.

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India and Pakistan flags What might an India-Pakistan war look like?By Christopher Clary

Conventional wisdom suggests that India has gained sufficient conventional superiority to fight and win a limited war, but the reality is that India is unlikely to be able to both achieve it's political aims and prevent dangerous escalation.

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MIT-Japan program received a grant from The Japan Foundation's Center for Global Partnership for the MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative; Abbas Maleki, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran (1986-1997), spoke on May 9 on Iranian energy security and its intersection with Iranian foreign policy; Hans-Georg Eichler, Kenneth Oye and colleagues review eight proposals for AL, including Health Canada's Progressive Licensing Project, the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation's New Drug Development Paradigms, and the European Medicines Agency Road Map to 2015.

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CIS organized a three-day workshop in Istanbul, April 12-14, to assess Turkey's new global role and its application of hard and soft power in its region; SSP has launched a Nuclear Security Fellows Program for junior faculty as well as pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars; Sharon Stanton Russell was honored with a IUCIM symposium and dinner; MISTI's two newest country programs are MIT Korea and MIT Russia; The Center continued with its Audit of the Conventional Wisdom video series; The Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar hosted two talks.

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End Notes

End Notes features the professional achievements of our scholars, students, and staff. This includes recent awards, speaking engagements, and publications.

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