Recent Publications

Friends, Foes, and Foreign-Imposed Regime Change

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Friends, Foes, and Foreign-Imposed Regime Change, Michael Poznansky, Alexander B. Downes, and Lindsey A. O'Rourke, International Security 2017 42:2, 191-195 

The networked peace: Intergovernmental organizations and international conflict

Lupu, Y.   (2017).  The networked peace: Intergovernmental organizations and international conflict. Journal of peace research. ,  54 (6), p. 833 - 848. (ISSN: 0022-3433)

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It’s a Crime, but Is It a Blunder? Investigating the Military Effectiveness of Civilian Victimization

PPAlexander B. Downes"It’s a Crime, but Is It a Blunder? Investigating the Military Effectiveness of Civilian Victimization," in Civilians and Warfare in World History, ed. Nicola Foote and Nadya Williams (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018), pp. 288-312 (with Kathryn McNabb Cochran).

No Business Like FIRC Business: Foreign-Imposed Regime Change and Bilateral Trade

PPAlexander B. Downes, "No Business Like FIRC Business: Foreign-Imposed Regime Change and Bilateral Trade," British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 47, No. 4 (October 2017), pp. 749-782 (with Paul Zachary and Kathleen Deloughery).

Correspondence: The Limits of Damage Limitation

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Charles Glaser "Correspondence: The Limits of Damage LimitationInternational Security, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Summer 2017), pp. 193-207.

News

‘Surge Of Ideas’ Critical To Iraq War Operation

November 09, 2017

General David PetraeusISCS partnered with the Elliott School to host General David Petraeus on November 7th to discuss the 10th Anniversary of the Surge in Iraq. ISCS director Dr. Charles Glaser moderated the event which included Dr. Stephen Biddle and Dr. Marc Lynch as panelists. Read more HERE.

Rush Doshi: Xi Jinping just made it clear where China’s foreign policy is headed

October 25, 2017

DoshiRush Doshi, a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at ISCS, writes on Chinese foreign policy in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog: Xi Jinping just made it clear where China’s foreign policy is headed.

Elizabeth Saunders in The WP Monkey Cage on Trump, Iran Deal

October 16, 2017

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Elizabeth N. Saunders, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, was recently published in The Washington Post's Moneky Cage blog on President Trump's Decision not to pull out of the Iran Deal. Her piece is entitled President Trump didn’t pull out of the Iran deal. Here’s what that says about the politics of foreign policy.

Alexander B. Downes on the CATO Institute's Power Problems Podcast

October 16, 2017

PPAlexander B. Downes, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at GW, recently was a guest on Power Problems, a foreign policy podcast presented by the CATO Institute. In this episode, Desperate Times, Desperate Measures, Professor Downes discusses civilian victimization in war.

Two Recent ISCS Alumni Publications

October 13, 2017

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Jane Vaynman, an ISCS fellow in 2013, recently published an article in the Washington Post's Monkey cage entitled, Is the U.S. about to ‘cheat’ on the Iran nuclear deal? Here’s how this could backfire and Rachel Elizabeth Whitlark, an alum from 2014, posted in the same publication; The Iran nuclear deal isn’t so great — for Iran.

Upcoming Events

ISCS Sponsored Events

Tuesday November 28, 2017
Afghanistan: America's Forgotten War
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs 
1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Commons, Room 602 (6th Floor)
Washington, DC 20052

 

ISCS Fall 2017 Workshop Series

Monday November 27:
Speaker: Jonathan Renshon, University of Wisconsin
"Are Red Lines Red Herrings?"

Monday December 11:
Speaker: Roseanne McManus, Baruch College
“Perceived Madness and Coercive Effectiveness”

 
 


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