Learn about the books, reports, and journal articles our faculty have published.

Articles and Reports

Small Footprint, Small Payoff: The Military Utility of Security Force Assistance

April 28, 2017

Journal of Strategic Studies 2017Stephen Biddle, Julia Macdonald & Ryan Baker (2017): Small footprint, small payoff: The military effectiveness of security force assistance, Journal of Strategic Studies, DOI:10.1080/01402390.2017.1307745

The Role of Effects, Saliences and Norms in US Cyberwar Doctrine

April 10, 2017

journal of cybersecurityGlaser, Charles L., and Henry Farrel. "The Role of Effects, Saliences, and Norms in US Cyberwar Doctrine," Journal of Cybersecurity. Vol. 3, No. 1 (2017), pp. 7-17.

Good Foreign Policy Is Invisible

March 02, 2017

Goldgeier, James, and Saunders, Elizabeth N. "Good Foreign Policy Is Invisible." Foreign Affairs, Snapshot. February 28, 2017.




Methodological Challenges in the Study of Stateless Nationalist Territorial Claims

March 02, 2017

Harris Mylonas and Nadav Shelef. 2017. “Methodological Challenges in the Study of Stateless Nationalist Territorial Claims,” Territory, Politics, Governance, Volume 5, Issue 2: 145- 157.




Global and Regional Peacekeepers: Trends, Opportunities, Risks and a Way Ahead

February 07, 2017

Global Policy Cover

Williams, P. D. (2017), Global and Regional Peacekeepers: Trends, Opportunities, Risks and a Way Ahead. Glob Policy, 8: 124–129. doi:10.1111/1758-5899.12393



Video: Stephen Biddle's Talk on U.S. Policy Against the Islamic State

On Monday, December 4 Professor Stephen Biddle unpacked the problems with the U.S. military approach against the Islamic State and presented three options that the U.S. military can choose. If you missed the talk or would like to share it, the video is now available! 

SPS Program Awarded FAO Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative Contract

The Security Policy Studies program, led by Joanna Spear, associate professor of international affairs, was awarded a competitive contract for the Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative. This program, beginning in July 2015, will provide FAOs with advanced understanding and analysis of the most current regional security affairs, and the impact of regional activities on interagency and joint operations.

Enhancing U.S. Support for Peace Operations in Africa

In this Council on Foreign Relations Special Report, Paul D. Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.