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Recent Scholarly Publications

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International Intervention and the Rule of Law after Civil War: Evidence from Liberia

April 2019

What are the effects of international intervention on the rule of law after civil war?

From Denial to Punishment: The Security Dilemma and Changes in India’s Military Strategy towards China

November 2018

This article argues that China’s rise and its growing military power have intensified the Sino-Indian security dilemma.

Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

April 2018

We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology.

Cheap fights, credible threats: The future of armed drones and coercion

February 2018

Drones are considered poor coercion tools: They cannot operate in contested airspace and they offer low-cost fights instead of more credible, costly signals.

Peace on a Knife's Edge: The Inside Story of Roh Moo-hyun's North Korea Policy

February 2018

Peace on a Knife’s Edge is the translation of Lee Jong-Seok's 2014 memoir of South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun's efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in the face of opposition at home...

Architects of Occupation

April 2017

The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the "good occupation." An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally.

Conditions of military contestation in populist Latin America

March 2017

Latin America experienced recurring episodes of populism, and of military reaction against populists, during the twentieth century, frequently ending in coups d’état.

The Impact of Holy Land Crusades on State Formation: War Mobilization, Trade Integration, and Political Development in Medieval Europe

November 2016

*/ Lisa Blaydes and Christopher Paik explore the impact the Holy Land Crusaders in Cambridge International Organization, as the most significant forms of military mobilization during the medieval...

This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States

May 2016

In the next decade and a half, China and India will become two of the world’s indispensable powers—whether they rise peacefully or not.

The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century

December 2015

Brad Roberts's book is a counter to the conventional wisdom that the United States can and should do more to reduce both the role of nuclear weapons in its security strategies and the number of...

Threats, Alliances, and Electorates: Why Taiwan's Defense Spending Has Fallen as China's Has Risen

November 2015

 Over the past 20 years, the military balance between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan has rapidly shifted.

Insider Threats and Organizational Root Causes: The 2009 Fort Hood Terrorist Attack

August 2015

This essay examines the 2009 Fort Hood terrorist attack with two goals in mind: illuminating the organizational weaknesses inside the Defense Department which led officials to miss the insider...

Nuclear Weapons and the Escalation of the Cold War, 1945-1962 (chapter)

August 2015

Nuclear weapons are so central to the history of the Cold War that it can be difficult to disentangle the two. Did nuclear weapons cause the Cold War? Did they contribute to its escalation?

The Super Smart Way to Dismantle ISIS

February 2015

Every week, the Islamic State (ISIS) makes further headlines with its ruthless behavior.

Reassessing the All-Volunteer Force

December 2013

Karl Eikenberry, former ambassador to Afghanistan and retired U.S.

The Hidden Dangers of Chop-Shop Electronics

September 2013

John Villasenor, a CISAC affiliate and professor of electrical engineering and public policy at UCLA, writes in this IEEE SPECTRUM article with Mohammad Tehranipoor, that counterfeiters sell old...

How Probable is Cyber War? Bringing IR Theory Back In to the Cyber Conflict Debate

February 2013

Many well-established explanations for war suggest that cyber weapons have a greater chance of being used offensively than other kinds of military technologies.

Making the Afghan Civil-Military Imbalance Conducive to Democratization

December 2012

In-conflict state building generates unbalanced civil-military relations in the host state due to an inevitable civil-military gap.

China's Vision of World Order

October 2012

China has benefited from the liberal international order led by the United States.

Making China's Nuclear War Plan

September 2012

Abstract: For the last decade of Mao Zedong’s rule in China, his revolutionary thinking dominated all strategic planning and operations and directly shaped the policies of the strategic rocket...

Only Beautiful, Please: A British Diplomat in North Korea

June 2012

Coverage of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) all too often focuses solely on nuclear proliferation, military parades, and the personality cult around its leaders.

Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance in Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Naval Area Medical Research Unit 2

January 2012

Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) pose international security threats because of their potential to inflict harm upon humans, crops, livestock, health infrastructure, and economies.

North Korea in 2011: Countdown to Kim il-Sung's centenary

January 2012

Abstract As the diplomatic standoff in North Korea enters its fourth year, the crisis atmosphere on the Korean peninsula sparked by Pyongyang's military actions in 2010 has eased.

Beyond North Korea: Future Challenges to South Korea's Security

December 2011

Why should Americans worry about South Korean security? The answer is clear: North Korea, and beyond. Most international attention to the North Korea problem has focused on U.S.

People

hrmcmaster H.R. McMaster Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow
oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
2214 small C RICEMI60239 004078r5X7 Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
thumbnail ddo photo Joseph Felter Lecturer
Vardi, Gil li Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
sheehan James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Wein Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Portrait of Arzan Tarapore Arzan Tarapore Research Scholar at APARC
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Affiliate
Andrea Gilli Andrea Gilli Affiliate
Blum, David David Blum Affiliate
jaclyn kerr Jaclyn A. Kerr Affiliate