The seminar was titled "Differences in Counter-Insurgency in Ethnic vs. Ideological Civil Wars." The early April seminar specifically dealt with current problems in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was attended by about 25 full-time intelligence analysts, including regional specialists, counter-terrorism specialists, and other C.I.A. analysts, Kaufmann says.
Other recent lectures by Kaufmann include:
--A talk in January on "Evaluating Partition as a Solution to Ethnic Civil Wars" at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
--A lecture in October on "Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars" at Seminar XXI in Warrenton, Va., which is a graduate-level training program for career employees of the military, the U.S. State Department, and other government agencies that work on foreign policy issues.
--A paper in January on "The Bush National Security Strategy: Preventive War, Imperial Overstretch, and Self-Encirclement," for the Triangle Institute for Strategic Studies in Chapel Hill, N.C.