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Stephen Biddle's New Essay on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog: "Here’s why we can only contain the Islamic State, not bomb it back to the Stone Age"

December 03, 2015

Prof. Stephen Biddle recently posted an essay on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog that assesses Western military options against the Islamic State. He argues that eliminating its ability to carry out Paris-style terrorism is a much more expensive proposition than many now suppose. Given that, we're going to be stuck with some version of containment for a long time to come.

Stephen Biddle will be discussing strategy against the Islamic State on Monday, December 7. For more information about the event please visit the official website. 

Stephen Biddle: U.S. Strategy for the War against the Islamic State

November 25, 2015

Stephen Biddle, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, will lead an in-depth discussion of U.S. policy and strategy for addressing the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq on Monday, December 7 at 12 noon in Elliott School's Lindner Family Commons (Room 602). 

Harris Mylonas' new book review on Kostis Kornetis' Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and the "Long 1960s" in Greece

October 23, 2015

Harris Mylonas, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, writes a book review in the American Historical Review on Kostis Kornetis Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance. Cultural Politics, and the "Long 1960s" in Greece

Stephen Biddle appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday and Radio Times in interviews about Afghanistan

October 20, 2015

Stephen Biddle, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday in an interview How U.S. Troops Will Exit Afghanistan Remains Unclear. He also appeared on NPR's Radio Times discussing the Obama administration's shift in policy in an interview Staying in Afghanistan

Harris Mylonas and Keith Darden's new article "Threats to Territorial Integrity, National Mass Schooling, and Linguistic Commonality"

October 09, 2015

Harris Mylonas, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Keith Darden, Associate Professor at American University School of International Service, write an article "Threats to Territorial Integrity, National Mass Schooling, and Linguistic Commonality," They ask why are some countries more linguistically homogenous than others and posit that the international environment in which a state develops partially determines the extent of its linguistic commonality and national cohesion. This article is part of a special issue forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies guest edited by Prema Singh and Matthias vom Hau.