What We Wrote

Dan Altman, alum, 2015
"The Evolution of Territorial Conquest After 1945 and the Limits of the Norm of Territorial Integrity," International Organization, June 2020.

Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch, alum, 2009
Ben-Josef Hirsch, Michal and Miller, Manjari C. "Otherness and resilience in bilateral relations: the cases of Israel‒Germany, India‒Russia, and India‒Israel". Journal of International Relations &  Development (2020). 

Kevin Benson, Military Fellow, 2001-2002
Book review of “World War II Infographics,” by Jean Lopez, Nicolas Aubin, Vincent Bernard and Nicolas Guillerat, in the May 2020 edition of Army Magazine.

“Defining Defeat,” posted on the Strategy Bridge web site, and in RealClearDefense on 13 April 2020.

Eugene Gholz, SSP affiliate and alum, 2000 (with Harvey Sapolsky, SSP Faculty Emeritus)
Eugene Gholz and Harvey M. Sapolsky, “The Many Lines of Defense: The Political Economy of U.S. Defense Acquisition,” Journal of Global Security Studies (2020)

Paul Heer, Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow, 2015-16
Why Donald Trump’s ‘Strategic Approach’ to China is Wrong,” The National Interest, 15 June 2020

M. Taylor Fravel, faculty and Security Studies Program Director
“China’s Sovereignty Obsession,” Foreign Affairs, June 26, 2020

“Why are China and India skirmishing at their border? Here’s 4 things to know,” Washington Post, June 2, 2020

“Does the global pandemic open new South China Sea opportunities for Beijing? Not really,” Washington Post, May 7, 2020

William James, Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft fellow, 2018-2020
‘Grandiose strategy? Refining the study and practice of grand strategy’, The RUSI Journal (Vol. 165, No. 2, May 2020)

Greg Koblentz, alum, 2004
Saskia Popescu and Gregory D. Koblentz, "Hear, see, and speak no COVID: Why the Trump administration is bungling the response to the pandemic,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 18, 2020.

Gregory D. Koblentz, “Emerging Technologies and CBRN Terrorism,” The Washington Quarterly, 43:2 (Summer 2020), pp. 177-196.

Stefano Costanzi and Gregory D. Koblentz, “Updating the CWC: How We Got Here and What Is Next,” Arms Control Today, Vol. 5, No. 3 (April 2020), pp. 16-20.

Gregory D. Koblentz and Michael Hunzeker, “National Security in the Age of Pandemics,” Defense One, April 3, 2020.

Peter Krause, alum, 2011
Peter Krause co-edited a book that was published this month, in which 44 scholars tell their personal stories of field research to provide guidance and insight: Stories From the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science (New York: Columbia University Press, 2020). It includes chapters from MIT professors Fotini Christia, Vipin Narang, Richard Nielsen, and Melissa Nobles, MIT alums Kristin Fabbe, Paul Staniland, and himself, as well as MIT PhD candidate Matthew Cancian.

Alan Kuperman, alum, 2002
America Shouldn’t Restart Production of Weapons-Grade Uranium,” War on the Rocks, June 15, 2020,

US study of reactor and fuel types to enable naval reactors to shift from HEU fuel,” International Panel on Fissile Materials, IPFM Blog, April 10, 2020, co-authored with Frank von Hippel

Erik Lin-Greenberg, alum, and SSP faculty as of July 2020
Integrating Emerging Technology in Multinational Military Operations,” Texas National Security Review (Roundtable), 2 June 2020.

Tim McDonnell, alum, 2019
Timothy P. McDonnell. “Figuring it out the hard way: America, France, and the challenges of allied pursuit of nuclear weapons, 1958–63,” The Nonproliferation Review, DOI: 10.1080/10736700.2020.1778907

Rachel Esplin Odell, graduate student
Can the Democrats Avoid Trump’s China Trap?” (with Stephen Wertheim), New York Times, May 10, 2020

Romney’s Reckless China Rhetoric Risks New Cold War,” Deseret News, May 3, 2020

One of the principal drafters of the open letter, “Foreign policy experts call for end to hate crimes against Asian American community,” USA Today, April 15, 2020

Why Retribution Against China for Coronavirus Would Harm America and the World,” War on the Rocks, April 9, 2020

The US must recognize that China is not a monolith to enable cooperation against COVID-19,” Responsible Statecraft, April 3, 2020

Biden’s sensible China strategy,” Responsible Statecraft, March 5, 2020

Sara Plana, graduate student
Sara Plana, “Why Proxy Wars Endure & Why They End,” on Proxy Wars Initiative, a Carnegie Corporation-funded project, May 8, 2020.

Sara Plana,  “War Isn’t (Quite) the Right Metaphor for COVID-19,” with Sanne Verschuren in Political Violence at a Glance, May 20, 2020.

Andrew Radin, alum, 2012
Andrew Radin’s new book, "Institution Building in Weak States: The Primacy of Local Politics," will be published by Georgetown University Press in July 2020.

Joshua Rovner, alum, 2008
"An Attack on Inspector General Signals Something Much Bigger," War on the Rocks, April 22, 2020

"Has the United States Abandoned Arms Control?" War on the Rocks, June 2, 2020

Harvey M. Sapolsky, Emeritus Faculty
Harvey M. Sapolsky and Benjamin H. Friedman, "Defund the Europeans," Defense One, June 19, 2020.

Apichai W. Shipper, alum 2001
Reactionary Nationalism and Democratic Development in Myanmar and Japan," Georgetown Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 6 (June 2020), pp. 28-35.

"Immigrants' Rights Activism in Sweden, the United States, and Japan," The Sociological Review Blog (June 29, 2020)

Kunal Singh, graduate student
The message is clear: China pressing forward to create new buffer zones,” Hindustan Times, June 18, 2020.

Paul Van Hooft, SSP Affiliate, and Stanton Fellow 2018-2019
Land Rush: American grand strategy, NATO enlargement,  and European fragmentation. International Politics 57, 530–553 (2020).

Eindtijden: trans-Atlantische betrekkingen 75 jaar na het einde van de oorlog. Atlantisch Perspectief  35, 2 (2020).

Review for Roundtable 11-17 on Atomic Assurance: The Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation, Timothy Crawford, Alexander Lanoszka, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, Paul van Hooft, Stéfanie von Hlatky. H-Diplo | ISSF. June 1, 2020.

Sharon K. Weiner, alum, 1998
“Reconsidering U.S. Pit Production Plans,” Arms Control Today, June 2020, 6-13.