Media Appearances

Jim Walsh's testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee: "The Iran-North Korea Strategic Alliance," July 28, 2015.

Jim Walsh's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, June 25, 2015. “Evaluating Key Components of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action With Iran.”

Barry Posen participated in a discussion at the Atlantic Council on July 7, 2015, titled "Changing America's Approach to Middle East Security." click here to see the video.

Several people from SSP, including Steve Van Evera, Frank Gavin, and Lena Andrews, are mentioned in "How to Bridge the Gap Between Policy and Scholarship," War On The Rocks blog, June 29, 2015.

Barry Posen was on WBUR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook on June 15, 2015. The Topic: "A New American Military Push In Iraq."

Taylor Fravel was quoted in "China's not building islands for mere economic gain," NPR's Marketplace, May 15, 2015.

MIT News article about Fotini Christia: "Studying conflict from the ground up," MIT News Office, March 4, 2015.

Vipin Narang's book, Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era, was reviewed by Michael Krepon in a blog article titled "Nuclear Postures," February 25, 2015

Barry Posen's book, Restraint: A New Foundation for US Grand Strategy, has been has been named by Times Higher Education as one of 2014's best books of the year.

Christine Leah, "Time for Japan to Get Its Own Nuclear Weapons?" The National Interest, December 3, 2014. Interview and article excerpt.

Interview with Barry Posen on November 17, 2014 by on the topic of Restraint. link to video

Interview with Professor Barry Posen: "America Doesn't Need to Lead the Free World," by Scott Beauchamp, The Atlantic, November 14, 2014.

Jonathan Caverley was interviewed by Bill Moyers about his research, October 16, 2014. Transcript is titled "Does Rising Inequality Make a Democracy More Warlike?"

Barry Posen was on The Agenda, TVO (Ontario television), September 30, 2014 to discuss "Obama's ISIS Strategy."

"3 Questions: Jim Walsh on the elusive U.S.-Iran nuclear treaty," MIT News Office, September 30, 2014.

An August 2014 report by the Observer Research Foundation about Vipin Narang's book talk, "Nuclear Strategies in the modern era," is now available. more information

Vipin Narang was quoted extensively in "On land and sea, China's nuclear capability growing," Stars and Stripes, August 26, 2014.

Barry Posen was on WBUR's On Point August 14, 2014. The topic: "For the US: Intervention or Restraint in Iraq."

Stephen Van Evera was on WBUR's Open Source August 11, 2014 to discuss "WWI: The War of the Century."

Barry Posen and SSP alum Kenneth Pollack were on KCRW radio August 11, 2014. The title of the segment: "Islamic State Lures US Military Back to Iraq."

Frank Gavin was featured in an MIT New Office article August 7, 2014, titled "The history man."

"Time to rethink foreign policy?" Review of Barry Posen's book, Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy, by the MIT News Office, July 9, 2014.

Taylor Fravel was on ABC Radio Australia, July 4, 2014: "China and South Korea strike entente cordiale in uncertain times."

Barry Posen was on New England Cable News June 30, 2014. The title of the show: "Broadside: no more Iraqs?"

Review of Barry Posen's book, Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy, in The American Spectator, June 30, 2014.

Alec Worsnop (with Evan Perkoski), A Closer Look at ISIS in Iraq in Political Violence at a Glance June 17, 2014. This post was quoted in Andrew Sullivan's blog. Sullivan also quoted Benjamin H. Friedman in the same blog post.

Barry Posen spoke at a conference on "The New Internationalism", produced by The American Conservative with The American Prospect and the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University June 17, 2014. His talk on the case for restraint is now available on CSPAN.

Jim Walsh was on WBUR's Here & Now, June 16, 2014, discussing the latest developments in Iraq and Ukraine. more information

Fotini Christia's research is featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Spectrum. The article is titled "From Conflict, Cooperation."

MIT Political Science Department article: "Alec Worsnop: Knowing the enemy," June 2014.

Carol Saivetz was quoted in a New York Times article titled "In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves," May 17, 2014.

Interview: "Q&A: M. Taylor Fravel on China's Dispute With Vietnam," by Edward Wong, New York Times, May 8, 2014.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego paper has a writeup of the recent SSP field trip: "MIT students tour depot, leave impressed," April 4, 2014.

Daryl Press's book, Calculating Credibility, was cited in a March 7, 2014 CNN article about the Ukraine crisis titled "Enough with the tough guy debate," and in the New York Times, March 15, 2014, in an article titled "Crimea Through a Game-Theory Lens."

Carol Saivetz in NECN segment titled "Foreign policy expert: Russia should not take further action in Ukraine," March 3, 2014.

Taylor Fravel, "China's Maritime Security," podcast, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, December 3, 2013.

Jim Walsh was on NPR's Here & Now November 25, 2013. The topic:" Details of the Interim Nuclear Deal With Iran."

Cindy Williams was on WBUR's On Point November 11, 2013. The topic: "The Future of America's Military."

Taylor Fravel appeared briefly in an NPR Marketplace segment titled "Vice President Biden walks right into China-Japan airspace conflict," December 3, 2013.

Jeanne Guillemin was a panelist on "The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria" presented by The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with Public Radio International's The World and WGBH on October 16, 2013.

Jim Walsh was on NPR's Here & Now September 27, 2013. The topic: "US and Iran Open Talks as UN Reaches Deal on Syria."

Taylor Fravel was quoted in "Banyan: Flaws in the diamond," The Economist, September 21, 2013.

Jim Walsh was on NPR's Here & Now August 26, 2013, discussing "Chemical Weapons: Who Has Them? Who Makes Them?" in response to the attack in Syria.

Jeanne Guillemin was quoted in "Federal government announces special oversight for avian flu experiments," Boston Globe, August 7, 2013. She also appears briefly in a new film about bio-terrorism, called "Invisible Threat."

Benjamin Friedman was a participant in an NPR debate on June 25, 2013. The debate was titled "Is Cutting the Pentagon's Budget a Gift to Our Enemies?"

Jim Walsh was on the Today show June 6, 2013, discussing the NSA wiretapping scandal. more information including video

Cindy Williams was interviewed in the Spring 2013 issue of Précis. more information

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,", March 27, 2013.

John S. Park was quoted in "Hagel meets 20 veterans groups today; How North Korea will resort to cyber-attacks,", March 21, 2013.

Richard Samuels' new book is featured in an MIT News article, March 11, 2013, titled "Sizing up Japan, after the disaster."

An interview with Gautam Mukunda is on, March 4, 2013. The title of the article: "Next Generation Leaders."

Brian Haggerty's work was highlighted in an MIT News article on March 4, 2013, titled "Policy matters in the Middle East."

"Interview: Richard Samuels Says Japan Partisanship Worse After Earthquake,", March 1, 2013, discussing Samuels' new book, 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan (Cornell University Press: 2013).

Cindy Williams was on CSPAN February 22, 2013.The topic: "Modernizing the Military Budget."

"How do you solve a problem like (North) Korea?" Interview with Jim Walsh, February 12, 2013, in

John S. Park was quoted extensively in "Test Seen as Push by Kim for Credibility," New York Times, February 12, 2013.

Barry Posen was on NPR's On Point January 23, 2013. The segment was titled "Outlining A New Foreign Policy." click here to listen to the show

Fotini Christia's research was featured in the Boston Globe, January 12, 2013, in an article titled "What really drives civil wars? Not identity, says an MIT scholar, but a volatile jockeying for power."

John S. Park participated in a PolicyCast interview at Harvard University's Kennedy School on January 7, 2013, discussing North Korea's Kim Jong-Un. click here to access the podcast.

John S. Park was on CTV News, January 2, 2013. The topic: "North Korean Leader Offers Olive Branch: Kim Jong-Un calls for end to confrontation with South." click here to watch broadcast.

Gautam Mukunda's book, Indispensible: When Leaders Really Matter, was discussed in The Economist in an article titled "Lincoln and Leadership", December 1, 2012. Also in December, he was interviewed on CSPAN. He also discussed the book on NPR. click here for a transcript of that broadcast.

Jim Walsh was on C-Span November 26, 2012, discussing US-Iran Relations. click here to watch the broadcast.

Gautam Mukunda's book, Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter, was reviewed in the New York Times on November 6, 2012 in an op-ed by Thomas L. Friedman titled "Filtered or Unfiltered?"

Fotini Christia's new book, Alliance Formation in Civil Wars, was featured in a November 1, 2012 MIT News article titled "How civil wars evolve."

Jim Walsh was on NPR's Morning Edition on September 26, 2012. The topic: "Amid Protests, Iran's President to Address U.N."

Brian Haggerty was quoted extensively in "The War in Syria: Death from the skies," The Economist, September 15, 2012. See also Haggerty's working paper, "Safe Havens in Syria: Missions and Requirements for an Air Campaign."

Fotini Christia was featured in an MIT News article on September 14, 2012, "3 Questions: Violence and protests in the Muslim world."

Jim Walsh, "Iran Is Not Iraq, But It Could Be,", September 24, 2012.

M. Taylor Fravel, "China Power: Drawing Lines in the Water," (blogs), September 14, 2012.

Taylor Fravel participated in a video discussion (with Robert Farley) on the topic: "Foreign Entanglements," August 8, 2012. Click here to watch the video

Joshua Shifrinson was featured in an MIT News Office article, "Decline of Power Play: Military Strategy for a declining United States in a complex world," May 22, 2012.

An interview with Vipin Narang appears in the Spring 2012 issue of Précis. That same issue also contains an excerpt from Roger Petersen's book, Western Intervention in the Balkans.

On March 6, 2012, Stephen Van Evera gave a lecture at MIT Alumni Association's Faculty Forum, "A Farewell to Geopolitics."

Joshua Shifrinson was featured in an article at MIT Political Science Department's web site. The article is titled "Decline of Power Play: Military Strategy for a Declining US in a Complex World."

Christopher Clary was featured in an MIT News article titled "Political science PhD candidate Christopher Clary helping to shape U.S. defense policy," March 5, 2012.

"Policy Change in a Post-Crisis Japan" is the topic of an interview with Richard J. Samuels, posted by the National Bureau of Asian Research, March 5, 2012.

Stephen Van Evera spoke at a Cambridge Forum mini-conference on Global Engagement on February 13, 2012. His topic: "A Farewell to Geopolitics: American Grand Strategy for the New Era."

Richard J. Samuels was quoted in a Reuters article, "Japan missed tsunami wake-up call for change," March 10, 2012.

Taylor Fravel was quoted in an article titled "China Raising 2012 Defense Spending to Cope with Unfriendly 'Neighborhood'," Bloomberg News, March 4, 2012. He was also quoted on March 5 on the same topic by, in an article titled "China Announces 11.2% Increase in Military Spending."

Benjamin H. Friedman was on the BBC's World Today on January 27, 2012 to discuss "the Pentagon's 2013 budget request."

December 19, 2011, Jim Walsh was quoted in a New York Times article titled "Kim Jong-il, North Korean Dictator, Dies Suddenly."

The MIT News Office interviewed Stephen Van Evera on December 16, 2011. The article is titled "3 Questions: Stephen Van Evera on the withdrawal from Iraq."

Taylor Fravel was quoted extensively in a December 15, 2011 article in The Atlantic, by James Fallows, titled "What's Up in China: Hint, It's Not War With the U.S."

Fotini Christia's research in Bosnia-Herzegovina was featured in an MIT News Office article on December 9, 2011, titled "Bridging the Divide."

On November 14, 2011, Taylor Fravel was the subject of MIT's home page spotlight. MIT was highlighting a news article about him, titled "Taylor Fravel decodes China's Foreign Policy."

On November 3, 2011, Ben Friedman gave a talk on non-interventionism in U.S. foreign policy at the Common Sense Society. click here to watch the video

On October 18, 2011, Jeanne Guillemin was interviewed by Barry Lynn, host of the radio show "Culture Shocks". Click here to listen.

Jim Walsh was quoted in an AP article on October 18, 2011 titled "North-South Korea talks in US serious, but civil."

Fotini Christia was on WNYC radio's The Takeaway October 11, 2011. The show was titled "UN Reports Abuse at Afghan Prisons." Click here to listen.

"China's Response to a Rising India," an interview with M. Taylor Fravel, National Bureau of Asian Research, October 4, 2011

Taylor Fravel was quoted in an article titled "China's space ambition soars,", September 30, 2011.

Taylor Fravel was quoted in an article titled "A show of force," Financial Times, September 29, 2011.

"Anthrax in America: the investigation of the nation's deadliest bioterrorism attack," an interview with Jeanne Guillemin by Mike Cuthbert (AARP Radio) about her book, American Anthrax, September 27, 2011.

Jeanne Guillemin's book, American Anthrax, was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal in an article titled "When Death Came Hand-Delivered," September 17, 2011.

"Japan after Kan: Implications for the DPJ's Political Future," an interview with Richard J. Samuels, National Bureau of Asian Research, August 19, 2011.

Taylor Fravel was quoted in an article titled "How China sees the world," Boston Globe, June 26, 2011.

On May 9, 2011, Peter Krause provided commentary for a NECN report titled "Closer look at videos of bin Laden." Click here to watch the report.

"3 Questions: Fotini Christia on the war in Afghanistan," MIT News, May 3, 2011.

Professor Barry Posen, and SSP alumni Daryl Press and Alan Kuperman were quoted extensively in an April 4, 2011 NPR article titled "Can 'Limited' US Engagement in Libya Stay Limited?"

On March 24, 2011, Richard J. Samuels was featured on WBUR's On Point discussing "Japan After The Quake". Click here for more information, and to listen to the show.

"Why Japan Relies on Nuclear Power," Transcript of a March 14, 2011 CNN interview with Professor Richard J. Samuels.

On March 2, 2011, Owen Cote appeared on WGBH's "Greater Boston" to discuss the fate of the backup engine for the F-35 fighter jet, which if approved would be produced in part at General Electric Aviation's plant in Lynn, Massachusetts. click here to watch the episode.

A review of M. Taylor Fravel's book Strong Borders, Secure Nations appears in Frontline, Vol. 28, No. 7 (March 28-April 8, 2011).

Richard J. Samuels was quoted in an article titled "With Its Eye on China, Japan Builds Up Military," New York Times, February 28, 2011.

Roger Petersen was quoted extensively in "How Dictators Fall," The Guardian, February 27, 2011.

Barry Posen was quoted extensively in "Stand Alone: the case for a new isolationism," Boston Globe, February 6, 2011.

A review of Taylor Fravel's book Strong Borders, Secure Nations appears in Frontline Vol. 27, No. 20, September 25-October 8, 2010, in an article titled Puzzling Conduct. Frontline is India's national magazine (from the publishers of The Hindu.)

Taylor Fravel was quoted in an article titled "A special report on China's place in the world: In the balance", The Economist, December 2, 2010. Robert Ross was also quoted in that same issue, and Bob Art's Fall 2010 Political Science Quarterly article was cited.

Taylor Fravel was quoted in an article titled "Beijing's elevated aspirations," Financial Times, November 10, 2010.

A review of Gordon Adams and Cindy Williams' book, Buying National Security: How America Plans and Pays for Its Global Role and Safety at Home, (Routledge, 2009) appears in the September/October 2010 issue of Foreign Affairs.

Stephen Van Evera was featured on Minnesota Public Radio's "Midday" on September 1, 2010. The title of the radio broadcast: "Defense Secretary Gates says Iraq War is over."

Taylor Fravel was quoted in an article titled "US ventures into troubled Asian waters," Financial Times, August 3, 2010.

Ben Friedman was quoted in an article titled "Life by a Thousand Cuts," in the July 7, 2010 issue of Foreign Policy.

On May 26, 2010, the MIT News Office published an interview with Jim Walsh on the Korean Standoff.

Paul Staniland was quoted in an article titled "Taliban reintegration plan raises questions,", May 14, 2010.

Jim Walsh was on NPR's Morning Edition on May 3, 2010, in a segment titled "US, Iran Expected to Spar at UN Nuclear Meeting."

Jim Walsh was featured in an NPR story on March 3, 2010 titled "Delayed U.S. Nuclear Review Likely To Call For Cuts."

Jim Walsh debated Iran's IAEA ambassador on February 22, 2010. Click here for a video of the talk.

Gregory D. Koblentz's book, Living Weapons, (Cornell University Press, 2009) has been getting lots of positive press. See reviews in Foreign Affairs (January/February 2010); Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (January/February 2010); Science (18 December 2009); and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (26 October 2009).