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