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Recent Scholarly Publications

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When Science Brought Americans and Russians Together

April 2017

Siegfried Hecker describes the scientific collaboration that took place between Russian and American nuclear weapons laboratories following the end of the Cold War.

Poor Man’s Atomic Bomb? Exploring the Relationship between “Weapons of Mass Destruction”

November 2013

Abstract The causes and consequences of nuclear proliferation have received a great deal ofacademic attention. However, nuclear weapons are rarely discussed in isolation in policycircles.

A Winning Gambit

September 2012

CISAC Co-Director Siegfried Hecker explains why nuclear arms states stand to gain more than they lose by ratifying the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Rape Reporting During War: Why the Numbers Don't Mean What You Think They Do

August 2011

First page of the article: Reports of sexual violence during the ongoing unrest in Libya have captured headlines across the world.

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.

Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion after Civil War? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia

May 2009

Civil war is very common in the developing world, with harmful welfare effects when it occurs.

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.

Africa's Revolutionary Deficit

July 2007

Somalia is once again on the front page--and the news isn't pretty.

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.

Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence

October 2006

Some rebel groups abuse noncombatant populations, while others exhibit restraint.

Postcolonial Moment in Security Studies, The

April 2006

In this article, we critique the Eurocentric character of security studies as it has developed since World War II.

Terrorism and North-South Relations

February 2006

Contemporary terrorism is rarely discussed through the lens of North-South relations.

Power Positions: International Organizations, Social Networks, and Conflict

February 2006

A growing number of international relations scholars argue that intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) promote peace.

Primary Commodity Exports and Civil War

December 2005

Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler at Oxford University have reported that countries with a higher percentage of national income from primary commodity exports have been more prone to civil war, an...

Resources and the Information Problem in Rebel Recruitment

August 2005

How does the resource base of a rebel group impact its membership, structure, and behavior?

Rebuilding Weak States

January 2005

The turmoil caused by weak and failing states gravely threatens U.S. security, yet Washington is doing little to respond.

Are Soldiers Less War-Prone Than Statesmen?

December 2004

The dominant (though contested) wisdom among international relations scholars is that military officers tend to be more cautious than their civilian counterparts about initiating the use of force....

Separatist Wars, Partition, and World Order

July 2004

Should ethnonationalist wars be resolved by formally partitioning states?

Puzzle of Human Cooperation, The

December 2003

Humans often defy rational-choice theory by cooperating in simple dilemma games, a paradox that has been explained by theories of kin selection, reciprocal altruism and indirect reciprocity ...

Untangling India and Pakistan

May 2003

K. Shankar Bajpai served as India's Ambassador to Pakistan, China, and the United States, and as Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs.

Coercion and Risk-Taking in Nuclear South Asia

March 2003

This paper begins by examining the nature of the two-way coercion going on between India and Pakistan since 1989 followed by an analysis of the international environment that influences it.

Civil Wars and State-Building in Africa and Eurasia

December 2002

This book compares sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union, two regions beset by the breakdown of states suffering from extreme official corruption, organized crime extending into warlordism...

Ending Civil Wars: The Implementation of Peace Agreements

December 2002

Why do some peace agreements successfully end civil wars, while others fail? What strategies are most effective in ensuring that warring parties comply with their treaty commitments?

People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF): Shifting Airpower Balance and Challenges to India's Security

February 2002

China is India's largest and most important neighbor, and despite recent efforts at improving relations between the two countries, the over half-century-old border dispute remains unresolved.

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar (on leave)
Gabriela Levikow Gabriela Levikow CISAC Honors Student