The International Security Program aims to provide evidence-based analysis of some of the thorniest questions facing American policymakers and the public. We are largely focused on South Asia and the Middle East, al-Qaeda and allied groups, the rise of political Islam, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), homeland security, and the activities of U.S. Special Forces and the CIA.

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War Dogs

EVENT November 06, 2014 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Thursday November 06, 2014

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


Courageous, devoted, and fiercely loyal, military working dogs are truly man’s best friend on the battlefield.

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Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms

EVENT November 13, 2014 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Thursday November 13, 2014

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


As demonstrated by this human rights crisis, the religious minorities of the Middle East are under threat today as never before. Yet most people are not even aware of their long and rich cultural existence.

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