MIT Senior Congressional and Executive Branch Staff Seminar
SSP hosted its first Seminar for Senior Congressional and Executive Branch Staff titled “National Security in a Time of Austerity.” The seminar was held April 3-5, 2013 and was a project of the Frankel (MIT) Global Policy Program Fund. more information
In the News
Professor Richard Samuels' research is featured in "Disaster did little to shake up status quo, expert says," The Japan Times, April 12, 2013.
Article about SSP's annual field trip: "MIT students visit major commands at Fort Bragg," dvidshub.net, March 27, 2013.
Joshua Rovner's book, Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence has received the 2011 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award.
Amanda Rothschild was selected as one of one hundred graduate students worldwide, as a "Leader of Tomorrow" for the 43rd St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Symposium, "Rewarding Courage," 2–3 May 2013 at the University of St. Gallen. more information
Cindy Williams, "A Costly Defense," Boston Review, May/June 2013.
The Spring 2013 issue of Early Warning, SSP's internal newsletter, is now available. more information
M. Taylor Fravel, "China Has Not (Yet) Changed Its Position on Nuclear Weapons," thediplomat.com, April 22, 2013.
Jon R. Lindsey and Austin G. Long (with several others), "Correspondence: Assessing the Synergy Thesis in Iraq," International Security, Spring 2013, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 173-198.
Jim Walsh, "Boston Marathon Bombings: They Picked On The Wrong City," WBUR.org, April 16, 2013.
Jim Walsh, "The Iraq War, 10 Years Later: Better To Remember Than Forget," WBUR.org, March 25, 2013.
M. Taylor Fravel and Dennis Blasco, "Xi Jinping and the PLA,"thediplomat.com, March 19, 2013.
Harvey M. Sapolsky, "Iraq: The Mistake was Staying," fletcherforum.org, March 18, 2013.
Fotini Christia, "How Syrian Woman Are Fueling the Resistance," Foreign Affairs, March 6, 2013.
Lena Simone Andrews, "Attack of the Drones: Ethical, Legal and Strategic Implications of UAV Use," Audits of the Conventional Wisdom, MIT Center for International Studies, February 2013.
Richard J. Samuels, 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan (Cornell University Press: 2013).