Established in 2017, The Center for Strategic Studies is dedicated to producing policy-relevant research on strategy, international politics, and US foreign policy. CSS serves as a hub for students, faculty, scholars and practitioners to engage with one another in a supportive, collaborative, and collegial environment. Its mission is to educate future scholars and practitioners and generate cutting-edge scholarly analysis that broadens the U.S. foreign policy debate, exploring alternative strategies that:

(1) enhance US security, sovereignty, prosperity, and territory;

(2) respect the realities and complexities of international conflict; including human territoriality, legitimacy, and the ethnic, cultural, and religious differences of peoples; and

(3) question the utility of military intervention given its potential perils and long-term unintended consequences; including but not limited to, the loss of life, civil liberties, and resources.

The Fletcher School Launches New Center For Strategic Studies Led by Professor Monica Duffy Toft

Admiral James Stavridis, Dean Emeritus of The Fletcher School at Tufts University, sits down with Professor Monica Duffy Toft to welcome her as the newest Professor of International Politics on the Fletcher faculty. From Russian linguist to renowned researcher across two continents, they discuss Professor Toft’s past experience and her role in helping craft and lead The Fletcher School’s new Center for Strategic Studies.