Recent Scholarly Publications

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Case for No First Use, The

June 2009

The forthcoming U.S. Nuclear Posture Review should broaden the traditional focus of such policy reviews on deterrence requirements and include a thorough analysis of how U.S.

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.

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.

Strategies for Combating Bioterrorism

December 2008

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....

Iranian Strategy in Iraq: Politics and "Other Means"

October 2008

Iran has a robust program to exert influence in Iraq in order to limit American power‐projection capability in the Middle East, ensure the Iraqi government does not pose a threat to Iran, and build...

Nuclear Terrorism: Prospects in Asia

August 2008

The Long Shadow is the first comprehensive, systematic examination of the roles and implications of nuclear weapons in the dramatically different post–Cold War security environment.

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.

Hamdan, Terror, War

December 2007

What makes a "war"?

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.

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.

Color Bind: Lessons from the Failed Homeland Security Advisory System

October 2007

An effective terrorism alert system in a federal government has one central task: to motivate actors to take costly protective measures.

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.

Terrorism and Trial by Jury: The Vices and Virtues of British and American Criminal Law

March 2007

British tradition and the American Constitution guarantee trial by jury for serious crime.1 But terrorism is not ordinary crime, and the presence of jurors may skew the manner in which terrorist...

From Pablo to Osama: Trafficking and Terrorist Networks, Government Bureaucracies, and Competitive Adaptation

February 2007

This book presents a comparative study of Colombian drug-smuggling enterprises, terrorist networks (including al Qaeda), and the law enforcement agencies that seek to dismantle them.

Explaining Suicide Terrorism: A Review Essay

January 2007

The current trend toward suicide bombings began in Lebanon in the early 1980s. The practice soon spread to civil conflicts in Sri Lanka, the Kurdish areas of Turkey, and Chechnya.

Enforcing International Standards: Protecting Nuclear Materials From Terrorists Post-9/11

January 2007

For a long time, how nuclear facilities were protected from terrorists and thieves has been largely the prerogative of the facilities themselves or individual governments.

The Use of Force and Contemporary Security Threats: Old Medicine for New Ills?

December 2006

International terrorism carried out by nonstate actors and the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to dangerous states have emerged in recent years as the most significant security threats...

Preparing for the Worst

October 2006

If the ultimate terror attack were to happen--a nuclear explosion in a city--the resulting death and destruction would be almost unimaginable. But we can imagine the geopolitical consequences.

Why Terrorism Does Not Work

October 2006

This study analyzes the political plights of twenty-eight terrorist groups- the complete list of foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) as designated by the U.S.

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...

Proliferation on the Peninsula: Five North Korean Nuclear Crises

September 2006

To reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism, we must prevent terrorists from obtaining nuclear weapons or materials.


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