précis, the MIT Center for International Studies newsletter, covers the wide range of Center activities and tracks the accomplishments of our faculty, researchers and affiliates. It is published twice yearly, once during each academic semester. Both the current issue and past issues of précis are featured online.
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.
Western Intervention in the Balkans
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. Read More
What Might an India-Pakistan War Look Like?
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.