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Volume 132 - Number 2 - Summer 2017

Review: Learning from Disaster: Improving Nuclear Safety and Security after Fukushima
FRANK N. VON HIPPEL


 

Volume 132 - Number 2 - Summer 2017

Review: The 9/11 Terror Cases: Constitutional Challenges in the War against Al Qaeda
STEPHEN I. VLADECK


 

Volume 132 - Number 2 - Summer 2017

Review: Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization
VALERIE MORKEVI?IUS


 

Volume 132 - Number 2 - Summer 2017

Review: The Soul of Armies: Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Military Culture in the US and UK
JOSHUA ROVNER


 

Volume 132 - Number 2 - Summer 2017

From De-Nazification of Germany to De-Baathification of Iraq
AYSEGUL KESKIN ZEREN compares and contrasts the design and implementation processes undertaken by the United States during the de-Nazifcation of Germany and the de-Baathifcation of Iraq. She discusses the historical, political, cultural, and economic differences between Germany and Iraq and those between the Nazi and Baath regimes. She argues that de-Nazifcation was an inaccurate analogy for de-Baathifcation.


 

Volume 132 - Number 2 - Summer 2017

The President’s Daily Brief: Managing the Relationship between Intelligence and the Policymaker
ADRIAN WOLFBERG examines the roles of intelligence of?cers who present the President’s Daily Brief to the nation’s most senior policymakers. He argues that these of?cers add to the political landscape by contextualizing meta-information, that is, information about information, that only they can acquire and convey. He concludes that PDB briefers operate as a parallel organization to the intelligence community.


Volume 131 - Number 4 - Winter 2016–17

Why Presidents Sometimes Do Not Use Intelligence Information
Patrick S. Roberts and Robert P. Saldin identify reasons why presidents sometimes do not use intelligence information. They argue that presidents may opt for “opacity” so as not to act on intelligence information that could upset the global strategic balance or their foreign policy interests. They discuss this phenomenon using as a case study the alleged Israeli-South African nuclear test in 1979.


 

Volume 131 - Number 4 - Winter 2016–17

American Good Fortune and Misperception about the Outside World
Paul R. Pillar assesses how Americans’ unusually favorable circumstances and experiences shape their perceptions of the rest of the world. He argues that as a result of these experiences, American have difficulty understanding the security and economic challenges facing other nations and overestimate how well those nations can create stable democracies.


 

Volume 131 - Number 3 - Fall 2016

The Causes and Effects of International Treaties
ROBERT L. BROWN analyses the relationship between state interests and the likelihood of international cooperation. He argues that while divergent interests create demand for treaty negotiations, converging interest are required for treaties to enter into force.


Volume 131 - Number 3 - Fall 2016

Decision Making in Using Assassinations in International Relations
Warner R. Schilling and JONATHAN L. SCHILLING analyze how leaders weigh the costs and benefits of using assassination to advance their foreign policy interests. They conclude that the decision-making process is prone to bias, especially when dependent on the identity of the likely successor.


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RICHARD BETTS applies offense-defense theory to explain the intense advantages that terrorist groups have in launching offensive strikes and in exploiting the defenses that a nation can put up in this era of globalization and asymmetric warfare.

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