Publications

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

Articles and Reports



Future Warfare in the Western Pacific

August 15, 2016

Stephen Biddle and Ivan Oelrich. Future Warfare in the Western PacificInternational Security, Vol. 41, No.1 (Summer 2016), pp. 7-48.

Why the U.S. Government Failed to Anticipate the Rwandan Genocide of 1994: Lessons for Early Warning and Prevention

March 21, 2016

Matthew Levinger, Director of the National Security Studies Program, Program Director of the Master for International Policy and Practice, and Research Professor of International Affairs, published an article in Genocide Studies and Prevention. The article, "Why the U.S. Government Failed to Anticipate the Rwandan Genocide of 1994: Lessons for Early Warning and Prevention," can be found here.

Assuring Assured Retaliaition: China's Nuclear Posture and U.S.-China Strategic Stability

December 23, 2015

Fiona Cunningham, PhD. Candidate in Political Science at Massachusettes Institute of Technology, and Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusettes Institute of Technology, write "Assuring Assured Retaliation: China's Nuclear Posture and U.S.-China Strategic Stability" as part of a two-year Institute for Security & Conflict Studies research project U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy Toward China

Fiona S. Cunningham and M. Taylor Fravel. "Assuring Assured Retaliation: China’s Nuclear Posture and U.S.-China Strategic Stability." International Security 40, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 7-50..

Spotlight

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.