Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies

Educating the next generation of security analysts.

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About the Ridgway Center

Named after the man best remembered for salvaging the United Nations’ efforts during the Korean War, the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies believes that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Creating original and impartial analyses, the Ridgway Center helps inform policymakers who confront diverse challenges such as the spread of international terrorism, counterinsurgency, and the rise of transnational organized crime.


Our past and current research projects include original and impartial analyses on key 21st-century security issues, which help inform policymakers, scholars, journalists, and the broader public. Additionally, our various working groups are responsible for unique opportunities to perform research within certain high-profile areas, such as authentic intelligence analysis, drone technology, weapons of mass destruction, and more.