Recent Scholarly Publications

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Nuclear power without nuclear proliferation?

October 2009

In this introductory essay, we aim first to demonstrate why the question of which states will develop nuclear power in the future matters for global security.

Proceedings of The Second U.S.-Russian Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference, March 18-20, 2009

September 2009

The second nuclear nonproliferation conference sponsored by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Russian Academy of Sciences was held in Moscow, March 18-20, 2009. The first was held Oct.

Trajectories of Terrorism: Attack Patterns of Foreign Groups That Have Targeted The United States, 1970-2004

August 2009

Research SummaryAlthough researchers began to assemble open-source terrorism event databases in the late 1960s, until recently most of these databases excluded domestic attacks.

Reforming Counterterrorism: Institutions and Organizational Routines in Britain and France

July 2009

This article seeks to explain why two states faced with a similar terrorist threat, perceiving it in a similar way, and drawing the same broad implications for their counterterrorist investigations...

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.

Underfunding in Terrorist Organizations

June 2007

A review of international terrorist activity reveals a pattern of financially strapped operatives working for organizations that seem to have plenty of money.

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...

Nuclear Attribution as Deterrence

March 2007

Recently, post-explosion nuclear forensics, or nuclear attribution, has gained a new spotlight within the scientific and policymaking community working on nuclear weapons.

Terrorist Organizations' Vulnerabilities and Inefficiencies: A Rational Choice Perspective

March 2007

Chapter 4 in Terrorism Financing and State Responses: A Comparative Perspective (Stanford 2007), edited by Harold Trinkunas and Jeanne K.

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.


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