Visiting Scholar Andrew Bell's Recent Article in Security Studies

October 14, 2016

Visiting Scholar Andrew Bell recently published "Military Culture and Restraint Towards Civilians at War: Examining the Ugandan Civil Wars" in the July issue of Security Studies. The article can be accessed here.

Charles Glaser's Policy Brief: Forgoing U.S. Damage-Limitation against China's Nuclear Weapons

August 22, 2016

Charles Glaser's policy brief, Forgoing U.S. Damage-Limitation against China's Nuclear Weapons, is based on his new article, "Should the U.S. Reject MAD? Damage Limitation and U.S. Nuclear Strategy Toward China," in International Security's summer 2016 issue.

Stephen Biddle's and Jacob Shapiro's New Article in the Atlantic: The Problem with Vows to the Islamic State

August 22, 2016

GW Professor Stephen Biddle and his co-author, Prof. Jacob Shapiro of Princeton, argue in the Atlantic that proposals to escalate or accelerate the campaign in Iraq and Syria in order to hasten ISIS' defeat would accomplish a lot less than commonly supposed. The problem isn't taking Mosul or Raqqa - it's what would come afterward. 

Recent Publications

Crude Strategy: Rethinking the U.S. Military Commitment to Defend Persian Gulf Oil

Crude Strategy, edited by Charles L. Glaser and Rosemary A. Kelanic, explores whether the United States should continue to rely on its military to protect the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf; and, if its security commitment is strategically sound, whether the United States should revise its military posture.  Contributors delve into a range of vital economic and security issues: the economic costs of an oil supply disruption, whether or not an American withdrawal increases the probability of a disruption, the internal stability of Saudi Arabia, the budgetary costs of the U.S. military commitment to the Gulf, and the possibility of blunting the effects of disruptions with non-military investments. 

Future Warfare in the Western Pacific

Stephen Biddle and Ivan Oelrich. Future Warfare in the Western PacificInternational Security, Vol. 41, No.1 (Summer 2016), pp. 7-48.

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