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Volume 133 - Number 4 - Winter 2018-19

When Militias Provide Welfare: Lessons from Pakistan and Nigeria
YELENA BIBERMAN and MEGAN TURNBULL identify the conditions under which militias provide welfare to the local population. Looking at Pakistan and Nigeria, they find that militias that begin poor but acquire wealth over time possess the incentive and capacity to provide basic goods and services to local communities.


 

Volume 133 - Number 4 - Winter 2018-19

The Two Vietnam Wars: American Perceptions of the Use of Force
DOMINIC TIERNEY uses the Vietnam War to test the theory that Americans support interstate wars and oppose nation-building in foreign civil wars. He finds that Americans who viewed Vietnam as an interstate war supported it, whereas those Americans who viewed the conflict mainly as a civil war tended to disapprove.


 

Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

Review: Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics
Deborah Welch Larson


Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

Review: Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation
Matthew Fuhrmann


 

Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

Review: The Politics of Weapons Inspections: Assessing WMD Monitoring and Verification Regimes
James J. Wirtz


 

Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

Humanitarianism, State Sovereignty, and Authoritarian Regime Maintenance in the Syrian War
Reinoud Leenders and KHOLOUD MANSOUR discuss the war in Syria. They argue that since 2011 the Syrian regime has used UN-led humanitarian assistance to bolster its claims on state sovereignty and to support its wider efforts of authoritarian regime maintenance.


Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

The South China Sea and U.S.-China Rivalry
Andrew Scobell analyzes why the South China Sea has become a central matter in U.S.–China relations. He contends that geopolitics explains why this body of water has become such a contentious issue.


 

Volume 133 - Number 1 - Spring 2018

The Power and Limits of Compellence: A Research Note
Robert J. Art and Kelly M. Greenhill offer a comprehensive review of the scholarly literature on compellence. They highlight the findings that could be of use to contemporary policymakers and identify gaps that inhibit a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of compellence.


 

Volume 132 - Number 4 - Winter 2017–18

The Enduring Appeal and Danger of World Order Making by the U.S.: A Review Essay
Ronald R. Krebs reviews Richard Haass’ new book, A World in Disarray, which makes the case for U.S. leadership in constructing a new legitimate world order. He argues that Haass’ vision is driven by nostalgia for a world that never existed and that it warrants caution: world-shaping ambitions have proven extremely costly.


 

Volume 132 - Number 4 - Winter 2017–18

The U.S. Nuclear Umbrella over South Korea: Nuclear Weapons and Extended Deterrence
Terence Roehrig argues that military, strategic, and moral considerations make it unlikely that the United States would use nuclear weapons to defend South Korea. He claims that the U.S. nuclear umbrella has served as a political tool used to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to South Korea.


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