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).

News

Why nuclear war with North Korea is less likely than you think

January 03, 2018

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Elizabeth N. Saunders, an Associate Professor in Political Science and International Affairs at GWU, recently wrote in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog on Why nuclear war with North Korea is less likely than you think.

‘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.

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ISCS Spring 2018 Workshop Series

Monday January 22
John Schuessler - Texas A&M University
Title: “The Shadow of Exit: Insularity and American Preponderance.”

Monday February 5
Rachel Whitlark - Georgia Institute of Technology 
Title:  "All Options on the (Latency) Table: The Impact of Carrots and Sticks on Nuclear Latency Roll-Back."

Monday February 26
Colin Kahl - Georgetown University
Title: “Grand Strategy in the Post-9/11”

Monday April 2
Sabrina M Karim - Cornell University
Title: “United Nation's Peacekeeping Bias in State Building: Experimental Evidence on Local Effects with the Liberian National Police”

Monday April 9
Daniel Byman - Georgetown University
Title: "Understanding the Foreign Fighter Threat"

Monday April 30
Jonathan Caverley - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: To Be Announced

Monday May 7
Michael Glosny - Naval Postgraduate School
Title: Explaining China's Power-Influence Gap: Chinese Assessments and Implications for Foreign Policy

 
 


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