News

Stephen Biddle's New Short Essay with Defense One on Afghanistan

June 12, 2016

 

Stephen Biddle argues on Defense One that the United States should stop announcing fixed dates for partial withdrawals from Afghanistan, as this undermines the settlement prospects that now constitute our only chance for realizing any of our war aims in the conflict.

Nuclear Strategies in China and Beyond

April 29, 2016

On April 29, 2016 Charles Glaser, M. Taylor Fravel, and Caitlin Talmadge were recently featured on the Wilson Center's Kissinger Institute's panel on "Nuclear Strategies in China and Beyond." They assessed nuclear policy options and the strategic and technological dimensions of a hyptohetical Sino-American nuclear conflict. 

To listen to the podcast and download the panelist's publications, please visit the website

Stephen Biddle appears on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook discussing "Why Is The U.S. Sending Special Forces Into Syria and Iraq?"

April 26, 2016

Stephen Biddle, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, appeared on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook on April 26, 2016. Stephen Biddle discusses the push to send Special Forces into Syria and Iraq and its strategy for ISIS. 

Recent Publications

Collusion and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

Jane Vaynman, Associate Director of the Institute for Security & Conflict Studies, and Andrew J. Coe, Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California.  "Collusion and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime",The Journal of Politics, Vol. 77, No. 4 (October 2015), pp. 983-997.

 

War and the Inner Circle: Democratic Elites and the Politics of Using Force

Elizabeth Saunders, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs.  "War and the Inner Circle: Democratic Elites and the Politics of Using Force"Security Studies, Vol. 24, No. 3 (2015), pp. 466-501.

The Dictator's Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes

In The Dictator's ArmyCaitlin Talmadge, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, presents a compelling new argument to help us understand why authoritarian militaries sometimes fight very well—and sometimes very poorly. 


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