Western Europe

Scholarly Publications

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?

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.

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.

Other Publications

Is the nonproliferation agenda stuck in the Cold War?

October 2013

CISAC affiliate and former postdoctoral fellow, Francesca Giovannini, and SIPRI Arms Control Fellow, Amy J.

Nuclear weapons' future ripe for discussion

December 2011

The supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement on debt reduction will probably result in unexpected reductions of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Technology Can Nudge Climate Change Politics

October 2011

Reducing carbon-dioxide emissions is primarily a political problem, rather than a technological one.

News

Steven Pifer: An important trip to Paris

April 2021

President Volodymyr Zelensky reportedly will soon travel to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. That is a trip very much worth making.

‘Just Say No’ Is Not a Strategy for Supply Chain Security

March 2020

On Feb. 12, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien announced that the U.S.

Deadly Truck Attack on French Riviera a New Twist on an Old Terror Tactic

July 2016

Horrific assault with rental vehicle likely to inspire copycat attacks, strengthen the hand of France’s far-right political parties

Events

Russian Political Warfare: Past, Present, and Future

September 5, 2019

Seminar recording: https://youtu.be/fYUK-ALGqAE Abstract:  Russian influence operations during the 2016 US elections, and the investigations that followed, revealed the broad scope of Russian...

Cold War Internationalism: The Case of Labor

April 15, 2014

Sandrine Kott has been educated in France (Paris), Germany (Bielefeld and Berlin) and the USA (New York).

Does Terrorism Work? The Case of the Provisional IRA

April 10, 2014

About the Speaker: Richard English is the Wardlaw Professor of Politics in the School of International Relations, and Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence ...

Projects

Mapping Militant Organizations

This research project launched in 2009 traces the evolution of militant organizations and the interactions that develop among them over time.
English

Multimedia

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

People

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