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Recent Scholarly Publications

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Architects of Occupation

April 2017

The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the "good occupation." An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally.

The Impact of Holy Land Crusades on State Formation: War Mobilization, Trade Integration, and Political Development in Medieval Europe

November 2016

*/ Lisa Blaydes and Christopher Paik explore the impact the Holy Land Crusaders in Cambridge International Organization, as the most significant forms of military mobilization during the medieval...

Threats, Alliances, and Electorates: Why Taiwan's Defense Spending Has Fallen as China's Has Risen

November 2015

 Over the past 20 years, the military balance between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan has rapidly shifted.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Islamist Militancy in South Asia

January 2010

Throughout its history, Pakistan has deliberately used non-state actors as a strategy of asymmetric warfare against stronger adversaries such as India and the Soviet Union.

The Origins of Authoritarianism in Pakistan

October 2009

What ails the Pakistani polity?

International Influences on the Turkish Transition to Democracy in 1983

July 2008

This paper analyzes international influences on the transition to democracy in November 1983.

Africa's Revolutionary Deficit

July 2007

Somalia is once again on the front page--and the news isn't pretty.

Russian Resilience as a Great Power

January 2006

Two political scientists comment on Thomas Ambrosio's The Geopoliticsof Demographic Decay: HIV/AIDS and Russia's Great-Power Status (Post-SovietAffairs, 22, 1, January-March 2006).

What to Do about Russia

October 2005

In his first term in office, President George W. Bush established and nurtured a close personal relationship with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin.

Beyond Incrementalism: A New U.S. Strategy for Dealing with Iran

May 2005

In the coming years, few if any countries will more preoccupy the foreign policy attention of the United States than Iran.

Post-Communist Paradox: How the Rise of Parliamentarism Coincided with the Demise of Pluralism in Moldova

August 2004

Among the constellation of states with interesting constitutional stories to tell, tiny Moldova holds a unique place.

Identity, Social Distance, and Palestinian Support for the Roadmap

August 2004

Suicide attacks occur in the context of a conflict between warring groups, supported by an organization and sometimes even by families and communities which proudly sacrifice their children.

Universal Democracy?

June 2003

A short while ago, one of the worlds most brutal and entrenched dictatorships was swiftly toppled by the military force of the United States and the United Kingdom.

The Liberty Doctrine: Reclaiming the Purpose of American Power

April 2002

The immediate response of President Bush and his administration to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States was superb, both purposeful and principled a military,...

Building a World of Liberal Democracies

December 2001

Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, questions have arisen as to which course the United States should sail in the new international order.

Foreword to "Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria"

December 2001

Nigeria is Africa's most populous country; its citizens are perhaps the best educated on the continent. It is the world's sixth-largest producer of oil.

Russian Electoral Trends

December 2001

What went wrong in Russias decade-old post-communist transition?

The Global Divergence of Democracies

December 2001

Drawn from outstanding articles published in the Journal of Democracy, The Global Divergence of Democracies follows the enthusiastically received earlier volume, The Global Resurgence of Democracy...

Preventive Defense in Central Asia

October 2001

The Bush administration has right stated that we are and must be prepared to use the full arsenal of our defense capabilities to respond to the heinous acts of terrorism directed against the United...

Institutional Reform and Democratic Consolidation in Korea

December 2000

Having undergone a transition from military authoritarian rule in 1987, Korea quickly became the most powerful democracy in East Asia other than Japan.

Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies

December 1997

The global trend that Samuel P. Huntington has dubbed the "third wave" of democratization has seen more than 60 countries experience democratic transitions since 1974.

Transition Without End: Nigerian Politics and Civil Society under Babangida

August 1997

Since 1986, Nigeria has been struggling without success to return to a civilian, democratic form of government: as political parties, presidential candidates, economic reform programs, and top...

Civil-Military Relations and Democracy

October 1996

How will civil-military relations affect efforts to consolidate new democracies in developing and postcommunist countries?

Revolutionary Ideas, State Interests, and Russian Foreign Policy

December 1995

Western analysts have become increasingly alarmed with Russia's assertive foreign policy -- in both the economic and the political/strategic spheres -- toward the new states of the former Soviet...