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Robert S. Litwak

Vice President for Programs and Director, International Security Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center

Robert Litwak is vice president for programs and director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Litwak served on the National Security Council staff as director for Nonproliferation in the first Clinton Administration.

His most recent books are “Rogue States and U.S. Foreign Policy: Containment after the Cold War” and “Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11”.

Dr. Litwak has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Oxford University, and the United States Institute of Peace.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and received a doctorate in international relations from the London School of Economics.

Articles by Robert S. Litwak

Iran, Syria and Blurry Red Lines

Are the "red lines" set by the United States for weapons of mass destruction a lot less sharp in a post-Iraq Middle East?

May 23, 2013

From "Rogues" to "Outliers"

Can Iran and North Korea change their behavior absent a change in the character of their regimes?

May 4, 2010