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AU Experts: National Defense

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New secretary of defense Leon Panetta faces numerous challenges ranging from U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and a war weary homeland, defense budget cuts tied to the debt ceiling debate, and tensions with U.S. allies in the war on terrorism.  Additionally, China is rising as a military power while the U.S. is in a defense build down posture.  American University experts can provide detailed analysis defense budget cut proposals, the future of U.S. defense, and many other defense and national security issues.

To arrange an interview with one of the experts below or other AU Experts, contact University Communications at 202-885-5950 or aumedia@american.edu.

Akbar Ahmed

Akbar Ahmed, Chair of Islamic Studies

Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies

Can discuss: Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Asia, Islam

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Christopher Rudolph

Christopher Rudolph, associate professor of international relations

Associate Professor of International Relations

Can discuss: National security, international political economy, international migration, ethnic conflict, and international law

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Brian Forst

Brian Forst, professor of justice, law, and society

Professor of Justice, Law and Society

Can discuss: Terrorism, miscarriages of justice, law enforcement, privatization of policing, prosecution, sentencing, criminal justice policy and the exercise of discretion

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Anthony Wanis-St. John

Anthony Wanis-St. John, associate professor of international relations

Associate Professor of International Relations

Can discuss: Military negotiations, international negotiation, ceasefires, humanitarian negotiations and peace processes

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Jordan Tama

Jordan Tama, Assistant Professor of International Service

Assistant Professor of International Relations

Can discuss: Terrorism, foreign policy-making process, national security strategy and reform, intelligence

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