Event Date: November 23, 2009 - 1:00 pm Location: Social Science Building, 120 University pvt, Room 4004
A talk by Anthony Cordesman, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.
Anthony H. Cordesman holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. During his time at CSIS, he has completed studies on energy, U.S. strategy and defense plans, defense programming and budgeting, NATO modernization, Chinese military power, the lessons of modern warfare, proliferation, counterterrorism, armed nation building, the security of the Middle East, and the Afghan and Iraq conflicts. Professor Cordesman has served as director of intelligence assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as civilian assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and in other government positions. His most recent publications include Saudi Arabia: National Security in a Troubled Region (2009), Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Birth of a Regional Nuclear Arms Race? (2009), Withdrawal from Iraq: Assessing the Readiness of Iraqi Security Forces (2009), Winning in Afghanistan: Creating Effective Afghan Security Forces (2009) and The North African Military Balance: Force Developments in the Maghreb (2009).