December 2012

Volume I, Issue 2

Editor's Note

December 2012: By Professor Yonah Alexander

Peer Reviewed Article

Asymmetric Threats

Prof. Natividad Carpintero-Santamaria

Institute of Nuclear Fusion – Polytechnic University of Madrid

 

Selected Seminar Reports

March 23, 2012 – “Nigeria and the al-Qa’ida Challenge

 

Prof. Osita Ogbu

Visiting Fellow, Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institute

 

Jennifer G. Cooke

Director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

Prof. Gwendolyn Mikell

Professor of Anthropology and Foreign Service, Georgetown University

 

April 30, 2012 – “al-Qa’ida Quo Vadis?: Marking the First Anniversary of Operation Neptune Spear

 

Dr. Matthew Levitt

Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

 

Brigadier General (ret.) David Reist

Former Marine Corps Command and Staff Assignments (e.g. Operation Iraqi Freedom)

 

Don Kerr

Former Director for The National Reconnaissance Office

 

Prof. Don Wallace, Jr.

Chairman, International Law Institute

 

June 28, 2012 – “Middle East Security and the Changing Trans-Atlantic Partnership

 

Bruce Weinrod 

Former Secretary of Defense Representative for Europe (2007-2009) and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and NATO Policy (1989-1993)

 

Miles Pomper

Senior Research Associate, Monterey Institute of International Studies, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

 

Michael Eisenstadt

Director, Military and Security Studies Program, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

 

Jeremy Sharp

Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

 

Derrick Busse

CDR USN (Ret.), Research Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies 

 

July 25, 2012 – “London Olympic Security Challenges

 

Hubert Williams

President of the Police Foundation

 

Daveed Gartenstein-Roth

 

Director, Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

 

Ellen M. Zavian

Professor of Sports Law, George Washington University 

August 28, 2012 – “Turkey’s Partnership for Security: The Next Phase?

 

Dr. Gönül Tol

Director, Center for Turkish Studies, Middle East Institute

 

Dr. Hillel Fradkin

Director, Center of Islam, Hudson Institute

 

Dr. Christopher C. Harmon

Matthew C. Horner Chair of Military Theory, Marine Corps University 

 

September 11, 2012 – “Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First?

 

Barbara Slavin
Senior Fellow, South-Asia Center, The Atlantic Council;
Author of “Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation” 

 

September 27, 2012 – “Diplomatic Security: Past Lessons and Future Outlook

 

Ambassador (ret.) Charles Ray    

Former United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe and Cambodia; Retired Major in the United States Army

 

Danielle Pletka

Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

 

Dr. Judith Yaphe

Distinguished Research Fellow for the Middle East,
Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University 

 

November 29, 2012 – “Maritime Security: Threat Assessments and Response Strategies

 

Lieutenant Commander Sean Brandes

Navy Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

Rear Admiral (ret.) Jamie Barnett 

Senior Vice President of Academic Programs and Research

 

Stephen Caldwell

Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office Overview of the Maritime Transportation and Security Act

 

Susan Monteverde

Vice President of Government Relations, American Associate of Port Authorities

 

Jeremy P. Mell

Deputy Counselor Sustainable Development and Transportation, Embassy of France

 

General (ret.) Alfred Gray

Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies 

Selected Special Reports

Selected Daily Chronologies