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Volume 134 - Number 2 - Summer 2019

Military Insubordination in Popular Mass Uprisings
Holger Albrecht explores the effects of popular mass uprisings on civil-military relations in authoritarian regimes. Drawing on cases from the Arab Spring, he examines different types of military insubordination and the conditions catalyzing military coups, mutinies, officer defections, and mass desertions.


 

Volume 134 - Number 2 - Summer 2019

Presidential Rhetoric and Bureaucratic Enforcement: The Clinton Administration and Civil Rights
CHARLES M. LAMB, JOSHUA BOSTON, and JACOB R. NEIHEISEL discuss President Bill Clinton’s civil rights record and examine his public rhetoric and bureaucratic appointments. They argue that their findings challenge popular perceptions of Clinton as a strong supporter of civil rights.


 

Volume 134 - Number 2 - Summer 2019

Explaining Why Some Muslims Support Islamist Political Violence
C. CHRISTINE FAIR and Parina Patel examine why some Muslims support Islamist political violence. They find, among other things, that those who were more exposed to Islamist violence as well as those living in countries with larger Muslim populations were more supportive of political violence.


 

Volume 134 - Number 2 - Summer 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Calculated Ambiguity Toward the Two-State Solution
Guy Ziv analyzes the case of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s endorsement of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He argues that Netanyahu’s  June 2009  declaration was a  tactical maneuver rather than a reassessment of his beliefs.


Volume 134 - Number 2 - Summer 2019

Forecasting Models and the Presidential Vote
Kenneth A. Wink compares and contrasts a number of U.S. presidential election forecasting models and finds that some perform better than others. He argues that some systematic factors have an impact in every election regardless of the characteristics of the candidates, the effectiveness of the campaigns, and the events that occur in a particular election year.


 

Volume 134 - Number 1 - Spring 2019

The Enduring Constraints on Iran’s Power after the Nuclear Deal
Thomas Juneau assesses the 2016 nuclear deal with Iran. He argues that critics of this deal incorrectly argued that it enhanced Iran’s position in the Middle East. He concludes that even under the deal Iran’s ability to gain power and to exert regional influence remained constrained.


 

Volume 133 - Number 3 - Fall 2018

The Puzzle of Democratic Divergence in the Arab World: Theory Confronts Experience in Egypt and Tunisia
EVA BELLIN explores the divergent political trajectories pursued by Egypt and Tunisia after the Arab Spring. She argues that factors such as socio-economic development, mass culture, and prior regime character were less consequential in shaping the chances of democratic transition than were factors such as civil society, the character of the military, and leadership.


 

Volume 132 - Number 4 - Winter 2017–18

The Case of the Pivot to Asia: System Effects and the Origins of Strategy
NICHOLAS D. ANDERSON and Victor D. Cha discuss the origins of the pivot to Asia, the Obama administration’s strategy in the Asia-Pacific. They argue that the pivot was neither a failure, as its critics suggest, nor a success, as its supporters claim. For the authors the pivot was a midcourse adjustment to a weak and flawed early Obama Asia policy.


Volume 132 - Number 3 - Fall 2017

Chinese Thinking on the South China Sea and the Future of Regional Security
FENG ZHANG finds that the ongoing debates among diverse Chinese actors and interest groups, suggest that China has not developed a distinct or coherent strategy toward the South China Sea. He argues that the future of Chinese policy remains dependent upon the outcome of this debate and the interactions between China and other countries involved in the region.


 

Volume 132 - Number 2 - Summer 2017

China Engages the World, Warily: A Review Essay
Andrew Scobell reviews John W. Garver’s history of China’s foreign relations since 1949. He finds China’s Quest to be an insightful and illuminating guide to the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China.


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