CAGS to host Strategic Studies Fellows Program (SSFP)

Beginning on May 15, the Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) will host Indiana University's pilot Strategic Studies Fellows Program (SSFP) with the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB). Over the course of three weeks, U.S. Army participants will gain leadership skills, develop effective communication, and understand core fundamentals in U.S. national security strategy, cybersecurity, strategic thinking, and international conflict, all from an academic perspective. Faculty for the event will include professors from the Kelley School of Business, Maurer School of Law, Departments of Political Science, International Studies, East Asian Studies, and Central Eurasian Studies, the Center for the Study of the Middle East, and the Duke-Triangle Institute for Strategic Studies. We look forward to hosting this event and providing these individuals with the knowledge they need to address the world's complex problems.

Internship Opportunities at CAGS

CAGS is still looking for a web development intern as well as three (3) Federal Work Study (FWS) students for the Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 academic year. Interns are responsible for maintaining weekly newsletters, assisting in research efforts of the Center, as well as facilitating outreach to students and faculty.

More information regarding the Front End Web Development internship can be found here. More information regarding the Federal Work Study can be found here.

If you think you would make a good candidate for either of these positions, or a general internship position, please submit a two-paragraph statement of interest and a résumé to Brea Bailey at baileybt@indiana.edu

NOTE: Deadlines have been extended. The deadline for the Front End Web Development internship is June 5, 2016. Federal Work Study is Mon, June 20, 2016.

Student and Faculty Spotlight

The Snowden Reader receives silver medal in 2016 Independent Book Awards
Snowden Reader

The Snowden Reader edited by David Fidler, foreword by Sumit Ganguly, has won the silver medal in the Current Events category in the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Congratulations to our Professors for receiving this award!

See all of this years recipients here »

Featured Publications

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Opposition Leader Zia Latest Viction of Bangladesh’s Zero-Sum Politics

“The veracity of the charges aside, Zia’s willingness to surrender to the court was significant. Last year, another arrest warrant was issued for two graft cases, but it was not executed because Zia refused to show up. Even though Bangladesh has a working judiciary, its ability to always implement its writ is at question.”

Sumit Ganguly

April 13, 2016

Read more at World Politics Review

Up From Below: Tackling Cyber Threats

“Cybersecurity is a major concern in the global community, and not least in the Asia Pacific. Take Japan, for example, which in 2014 suffered an estimated 12.8 billion cyber attacks, up from 7.8 billion in 2012 and substantially greater than the estimated 300 million when monitoring began in 2005. And they are not alone.”

Scott Shackleford

March 8, 2016

Read more at the Policy Forum

Whither the Balancers? The Case for a Methodological Reset

“Post-Cold War, balancing theory has fallen on “hard times.” A question of crucial importance for 21st-century peace and stability concerns how Asia-Pacific secondary states are responding militarily to China’s rise. China’s rapid growth, military modernization, and controversial policies vis-à-vis contested space and territories on its periphery make it a prime candidate for counter-balancing behavior.”

Adam Liff


See it at Dr. Liffs' website