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Volume 134 - Number 3 - Fall 2019

A Prologue to Manifest Destiny: Why Britain Allowed the United States’ Unchallenged Rise in North America, 1836–1848

Dong Jung Kim analyzes why Britain did not respond militarily to the United States’ massive territorial expansion during the period of 1836–1848. Building on leading theories of great power politics, he argues that three considerations constrain a leading power’s military behavior against a rising power.


 

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 1 - Spring 2019

Budgets and Strategy: The Enduring Legacy of the Revolt of the Admirals
ANAND TOPRANI discusses the origins and significance of the 1949 “Revolt of the Admirals.” He argues that the unification of the U.S. military services and subsequent defense budget cuts made this rivalry among the military services intense. He concludes that inter-service rivalry was mitigated only by increases in defense spending and by civilian leaders allowing the services to determine how to allocate resources.


 

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 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


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