[ONLINE] – Soldiers Don’t Go Mad Brotherhood, Poetry, and Mental Illness During the First World War EVENT From the moment war broke out across Europe in 1914, the world entered a new, unparalleled era of modern warfare. Within the first four months of the war, the British Army recorded the nervous collapse of ten percent […]

[ONLINE] – The Return of the Taliban Afghanistan After the Americans Left EVENT Since the fall of Kabul in August, 2021, the Taliban have held effective control of Afghanistan—a scenario few Western commentators anticipated. Yet reestablishing control after a twenty-year-long bitter war against the Republic of Afghanistan poses a complex challenge. The Taliban is now […]

Spy Museum Program When Thu May 18, 2023 5pm – 8pm (EDT) Where International Spy Museum (700 Lenfant Plz SW, Washington, DC 20024, United States) Who Chris Costa, Gina Bennett, Spy Programs, Ursula Oaks, Amanda Ohlke*

Join the Center on the Future of War for an event with Co-Director Peter Bergen to discuss Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 20 Years Later. This is part of a series of events featuring faculty from the ASU Online M.A. in Global Security (MAGS) at Arizona State University’s School of Politics and Global Studies. Peter Bergen […]

On March 15 and 16, 2023, the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) will host its seventh annual Sulaimani Forum. The Sulaimani Forum has become the premier platform for dialogue on the complex policy challenges facing Iraq and the broader Middle East region. As in previous […]

Monday, March, 13, 2023 Doha Security Forum, Qatar

WELCOME TO THE GLOBAL SECURITY FORUM Established in 2018, the Global Security Forum (GSF) is an annual international gathering hosted by The Soufan Center. For several years it has brought together an international network of senior officials and experts, and consistently includes ministers, heads of security agencies, and prominent experts, academics, and journalists, and thousands […]

[ONLINE] – The Invasion of Iraq – Twenty Years On EVENT This month, the United States will mark 20 years since it invaded Iraq on March 19, 2003. In the wake of the invasion, hundreds of thousands of people would die in an ensuing civil war. The war also helped re-energize a jihadist movement that […]

Tuesday, February, 21, 2023 How to Rebuild Ukraine, New America ONLINE

[ONLINE] – Terror in Transition Leadership and Succession in Terrorist Organizations EVENT What is the role of founding leaders in shaping terrorist organizations? What follows the loss of a formative leader? Following the killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan, who himself took over after the killing of al Qaeda’s founding leader, Osama […]

[ONLINE] – Without Borders: The Haqqani Network and the Road to Kabul EVENT With the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the collapse of the Afghan government, the Haqqani Network’s influence and importance have risen to new heights. However, the story of the network’s rise and development goes back decades. In his new book Without Borders: […]