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Recent Scholarly Publications

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Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

The Pivot before the Pivot: U.S. Strategy to Preserve the Power Balance in Asia

May 2016

The United States’ strategic reorientation toward the Asia Pacific began not under the Barack Obama administration, but under the George W. Bush administration.

Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World

September 2015

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy initiated a bold new policy of engaging states that had chosen to remain nonaligned in the Cold War.

Why Status Matters in World Politics (book chapter)

March 2015

According to traditional theories of world politics, peaceful power transitions only happen when the rising power continues to profit from the institutional order held together by the material...

Reassessing the All-Volunteer Force

December 2013

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

Pakistan's Foreign Policy Calibration

May 2013

Following Pakistan's historic elections held in May 2013, CISAC Visiting Scholar Rifaat Hussein discusses next steps for Islamabad's foreign policy, particularly in relations with India, a new...

Will Threats Deter Nuclear Terrorism?

September 2012

Book description: During the Cold War, deterrence theory was the cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy.

French nuclear idiosyncrasy: how it affects French nuclear policies towards the United Arab Emirates and Iran

March 2012

Abstract: This article elaborates the notion of ‘nuclear idiosyncrasy’ as a specific understanding of what nuclear weapons and energy are, what they stand for and what they can do.

Global Implications of China's Challenges – Part I

January 2012

For the past two decades China has been a poster child of successful globalization, integrating with the world and in the process lifting millions of citizens out of poverty.

The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

December 2011

From Oxford University Press: There is a broad consensus among scholars that the idea of human rights was a product of the Enlightenment but that a self-conscious and broad-based human rights...

Introduction: Reviewing the Nuclear Posture Review

March 2011

Abstract The Obama administration has argued that its efforts to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in US defense policy and work toward “a world free of nuclear weapons” will encourage other...

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: Promising Start Despite Ambiguity, Ambivalence, and Animosity

January 2011

Recent breakdowns in American national security have exposed the weaknesses of the nation's vast overlapping security and foreign policy bureaucracy and the often dysfunctional interagency process....

Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion and Foreign Policy

December 2010

From Cornell University Press: At first glance, the U.S.

Gas & Geopolitics: The Foreign Policy Implications of Energy Import Dependency

May 2010

In recent years, much attention has focused on the dangers of dependency on energy imports.

Does Soft Power Matter? A Comparative Analysis of Student Exchange Programs 1980-2006

January 2010

Democratic governance depends not only on the building of democratic institutions but also on citizens' knowledge about how these institutions should function in their everyday lives.

Iran's Nuclear and Missile Potential: A Joint Threat Assessment by U.S. and Russian Technical Experts

May 2009

A confluence of events has presented the Russian Federation and the United States with an unusual opportunity to transform their relationship.

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.

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.

A Silver Lining to the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

October 2008

"Without a doubt, the U.S.-India nuclear deal presents a serious challenge to the NPT. But it also presents an opportunity to strengthening the regime and its most important, relevant elements."

Autocratic Audience Costs: Regime Type and Signaling Resolve

January 2008

Scholars of international relations usually argue that democracies are better able to signal their foreign policy intentions than nondemocracies, in part because democracies have an advantage in...

Reforming Intelligence: Obstacles to Democratic Control and Effectiveness

December 2007

These days, it's rare to pick up a newspaper and not see a story related to intelligence.

What Should This Fight Be Called? Metaphors of Counterterrorism and Their Implications

December 2007

A distinguished panel including psychological scientists, political scientists, and psychiatrists – Arie W. Kruglanski, Martha Crenshaw, Jerrold M.

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...

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Yogesh Joshi Yogesh Joshi Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow
Steven Ward Steven Ward Junior Faculty Fellow
Minjia Zhong Minjia Zhong CISAC Honors Student
Thomas Fingar Fellow
Benjamin Valentino Benjamin Valentino Consulting Scholar
Anja Manuel Anja Manuel Affiliate
Jamil Jaffer Jamil N. Jaffer Affiliate