What We Wrote

Dan Altman (Alum, ’15)

Dan Altman, “By Fait Accompli, Not Coercion: How States Wrest Territory from Their Adversaries,” International Studies Quarterly, vol. 61, no. 4 (2017), pp. 881-891.

Boaz Atzili (Alum, ’06)

Boaz Atzili, Territorial Designs and International Politics: Inside-out and Outside-in, Boaz Atzili and Burak Kadercan ed. (New Routledge, 2017).

Kevin Benson (Army War College Fellow, ’01-02)

Kevin Benson, “V Corps Command Decisions,” Essential to Success: Case Studies in the Art of Command at Echelons Above Brigade, with GEN (ret) William S. Wallace (The Army University Press, 2017)

Kevin Benson, “First Dragoons’ Tales are Brought to Life,” Book review for Kearney’s Dragoons Out West: The Birth of the U.S. Calvary by Will Gorenfeld and John Gorenfeld,” Army Magazine, November 2017

Matthew Cancian (Graduate Student)

Matthew Cancian and Mark Cancian, “Redouble Our Whole of Government Efforts to Fix Perfect Storm Of Strategy Goobledygook!” Breaking Defense, December, 2017.

Jonathan Caverley (Research Associate)

Jonathan Caverley, “Military Technology and the Duration of Civil Conflict,” with Todd Sechser, International Studies Quarterly, forthcoming.

Jonathan Caverley, “The Economics of War and Peace,” Oxford University Press Handbook of International Security, eds. Alexandra Gheciu and William Wohlforth (London: Oxford University Press, 2018)

Jonathan Caverley, “A Good Cartel? Slowing the Proliferation of Major Conventional Weapons,” Ethics & International Affairs, vol. 31, no. 4 (Winter, 2017)

Kelly M. Greenhill (Affiliate, Alum, ’04)

Kelly M. Greenhill, “Rumor Has It: The Adoption of Unverified Information in Conflict Zones” with B. Oppenheim, International Studies Quarterly, vol. 61, no. 3 (Fall 2017). “Rumor Has It” was also the subject of a Poynter Institute for Media Studies feature piece, “Where there is a rumor, there is an audience. This study sheds light on why some take off.”

Gregory Koblentz (Affiliate, Alum, ’04)

Mary T. Sproull, Keven A. Camphausen, and Gregory D. Koblentz, “Biodosimetry: A Future Tool for Medical Management of Radiological Emergencies,” Health Security, Vol. 15, No. 6 (2017), pp. 1-12.

Gregory D. Koblentz, “Smallpox Could Again Be a Serious Threat,” Slate, October 19, 2017.

Mary Sproull, Keven Camphausen, and Gregory D. Koblentz, “Measuring Radiation Doses in Mass-casualty Emergencies,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, October 4, 2017.

Alan Kuperman (Alum, ’02)

Alan Kuperman, “Why the R2P Backfires (And How to Fix It),” in Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide, ed. Samuel Totten (Routledge, 2018).

Peter Krause (Affiliate, Alum, ’11)

Peter Krause, Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics, co-edited with Kelly M. Greenhill (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).

Jennifer M. Lind (Alum, ’04)

Jennifer M. Lind, “Saving the Liberal Order from Itself,” Politique étrangère  (Winter, 2017-2018)

Reid Pauly (Graduate Student)

Reid Pauly, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh and Mahsa Rouhi, “This is Why Trump’s Strategy for Iran Will Fail,” The National Interest, December 21, 2017.

Sara Plana (Graduate Student)

Sara Plana, “Civil-military relations under President Trump,Précis, Newsletter for MIT’s Center for International Studies, December 19, 2017.

Sara Plana, “What Political Science Tells Us About the Risk of Civil War in Spain,” War on the Rocks, October 25, 2017.

Barry Posen (Faculty)

Barry Posen, “Civil Wars and the Structure of World Power,” Civil Wars and Global Disorder: Threats and Opportunities, Special Issue of Daedalus, Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fall, 2017.

Barry Posen, “The Price of War with North Korea,” Op-Ed, New York Times, December 6, 2017.

Jeremy Pressman (Alum, ’02)

Jeremy Pressman, “Trump’s Rhetoric on Jerusalem tells us a lot about what kind of Israeli-Palestinian proposal he’ll deliver,” Washington Post: Monkey Cage, December 8, 2017.

Joshua Rovner (Alum, ’08)

Joshua Rovner, “Intelligence and National Security Decision Making,” in Derek Reveron, Nicholas Gvosdev, and John Cloud, eds. The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).

Joshua Rovner, “Thucydides and the Long War Problem,” War on the Rocks, December 4, 2017.

Joshua Rovner, “The War on Terrorism as Imperial Policing,” War on the Rocks, November 2, 2017.

Joshua Rovner, “No One Loves Deterrence, but We’ll Keep Doing it Anyway,” War on the Rocks, October 9, 2017.

David N. Schwartz (Alum ’80 )

David N. Schwartz, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age (Basic Books, 2017).

This book has been reviewed by Foreign Affairs and The Economist. Dr. Schwartz has been interviewed by NPR affiliates in Oregon, Ohio, and Utah, the MIT alumni association’s podcast, Science Talk, and Grok Science podcast. He has further given a colloquia at Columbia’s physics department and FermiLab, and will be presenting on his book at Amherst College’s history/history of science programs and as a panelist at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York in February, at the Tucson Festival of Books in March, and at the University of Maryland’s physics department in April.

Joshua Shifrinson (Alum, ’13)

Joshua Shifrinson, “George H.W. Bush: Conservative Realist as President,” Orbis, vol. 62, no. 1 (January, 2018)

Joshua Shifrinson, Rising Titans, Falling Giants: How Great Powers Respond to Power Shifts (Cornell University Press, forthcoming, summer 2018).

Apichai Shipper (Alum, ’01)

“Democratization,” Akihiro Ogawa, ed., Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia (London: Routledge, 2017), pp. 327-343.

Joel Sokolsky (Senior Advisor)

with Christian Leuprecht, “Canada’s Enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltics: An Enduring Commitment to Transatlantic Security,” Security in the Baltic Region: Realities and Prospects, ed. Māris Andžāns (Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2017).

Paul Staniland (Alum, ’10)

Paul Staniland, “Whither ISIS? Insights from Insurgent Responses to Decline,” The Washington Quarterly, vol. 40, no. 3 (Fall, 2017), pp. 29-43.

David Weinberg (Alum, ’12)

“Congress Must Act to End Incitement in Saudi Textbooks,” Huffington Post, December 5, 2017.