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State Strategies in Multi-Ethnic Territories: Explaining Variation in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc

February 2013

Abstract After the collapse of the Soviet bloc, its twenty-seven successor states were charged with devising policies with respect to their ethnic minorities.

Historicism, Theory, and Method

December 2011

Contention and Trust in Cities and States explores cities and nation-states throughout history and around the world, bringing together the research of top scholars.

The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

December 2011

Charles Perrow is famous worldwide for his ideas about normal accidents, the notion that multiple and unexpected failures--catastrophes waiting to happen--are built into our society's complex...

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

August 2011

Summary from Columbia University Press: For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving...

Strife and Secession in Sudan

July 2011

Abstract In January 2011, the people of the southern provinces of Sudan voted nearly unanimously to declare the independence of South Sudan from the North.

Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11

December 2009

From Princeton University Press: In this pathbreaking book, Amy Zegart provides the first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded September 11.

Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats

March 2009

The post-World War II fabric of global security, designed and maintained by the United States, has dangerously frayed.

Mongolia and Her Uranium Prospects

February 2009

The entry of Mongolia to the league of democracy took place less than two decades ago.

Beyond the HSC/NSC Merger: Integrating States and Localities into Homeland Security Policymaking

January 2009

The most critical issue in merging the Homeland Security Council (HSC) and the National Security Council (NSC) is one that has received the least attention.

Reform, Don't Merge, the Homeland Security Council

January 2009

A growing number of scholars argue that the new administration should overturn a key decision by President George W.

Global Politics of Defense Reform

December 2008

This volume analyzes the impact of key global trends on civil-military relations by examining defense reform processes since the end of the Cold War.

The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty

December 2008

In the aftermath of a terrorist attack political stakes are high: legislators fear being seen as lenient or indifferent and often grant the executive broader authorities without thorough debate....

Towards a New Conceptualization of Democratization and Civil-Military Relations

December 2008

The purpose of this article is to contribute to a better understanding of the contemporaryimportance for democracy of the relationship between elected leaders and the securityforces.

Homeland Security After the Bush Administration: Next Steps for Building Unity of Effort

June 2008

What Terrorists Really Want: Terrorist Motives and Counterterrorism Strategy

April 2008

What do terrorists want? No question is more fundamental for devising an effective counterterrorism strategy.

The Department of Defense and the Problem of Mega-Catastrophes

December 2007

The terrible wake-up call of 9/11 brought homeland security and homeland defense into full focus for a nation ill-prepared for the threat of transnational terrorism.

Tend to Turkey

October 2007

In the wake of the Iraq debacle, the United States will occupy a position of greatly diminished stature and leverage among the many allies that stepped forward to offer unqualified support...

Thoughts on the Day After

April 2007

This paper analyzes what might be expected to happen if a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in a U.S. city; the example used for this analysis is San Francisco.

Who Guards the Guardians and How: Democratic Civil-Military Relations

December 2006

The continued spread of democracy into the 21st century has seen two-thirds of the almost 200 independent countries of the world adopting this model.

Diversity, Conflict, and Democracy: Some Evidence from Eurasia and East Europe

December 2006

Does diversity endanger democracy? Ethnic composition is often thought to affect democracy by means of its influence on the probability of violent civil conflict.

Preventing the Importation of Illicit Nuclear Materials in Shipping Containers

October 2006

We develop a mathematical model to find the optimal inspection strategy for detecting a nuclear weapon (or nuclear material to make a weapon) from being smuggled into the United States in a...

Anti-Terrorist Finance in the United Kingdom and the United States

January 2006

This article adopts a two-tiered approach: it provides a detailed, historical account of anti-terrorist finance initiatives in the United Kingdom and United States--two states driving global norms...

Degradation of Biological Weapons Agents in the Environment: Implications for Terrorism Response

December 2005

We investigate the impact on effective terrorism response of the viability degradation of biological weapons agents in the environment.

Terrorist Speech and the Future of Free Expression

December 2005

On June 16, 2002, Dennis Pluchinsky, a senior intelligence analyst at the U.S. Department of State, wrote an article in the Washington Post calling for censorship.

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Affiliate