Volume 118 - Number 3 - Fall 2003

Understanding the Bush Doctrine
Robert Jervis argues that the Bush doctrine presents a highly ambitious conception of U.S. foreign policy. Based on the premise that this is a period of great threat and great opportunity, the doctrine calls for the assertion and expansion of American power in service of hegemony. He concludes that this assertion and expansion is not likely to succeed.

pp. 365-388

Volume 125 - Number 4 - Winter 2010-11

Policy and Politics in the United Kingdom and the United States: A Review Essay
Robert Jervis examines policy and politics in the United Kingdom and the United States. He offers a review and assessment of the recently published autobiography, A Journey: My Political Life by Tony Blair and Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars.

pp. 685-700

Volume 2 - Number 2 - June 1887

The Study of Administration
Woodrow Wilson

pp. 197-222

Volume 72 - Number 3 - September 1957

Notes on Roosevelt's "Quarantine" Speech
Dorothy Borg

pp. 405-433

Volume 120 - Number 2 - Summer 2005

What Political Institutions Does Large-Scale Democracy Require?
Robert A. Dahl examines the political institutions necessary for a democratic country. He argues that a large-scale democracy requires the following political institutions: elected officials; free, fair, and frequent elections; freedom of expression; alternative sources of information; associational autonomy; and inclusive citizenship.

pp. 187-197

Volume 133 - Number 1 - Spring 2018

Understanding White Polarization in the 2016 Vote for President: The Sobering Role of Racism and Sexism
BRIAN F. SCHAFFNER, MATTHEW MACWILLIAMS, and Tatishe Nteta examine the extent to which economic insecurity, racism, and sexism were important factors in determining vote choices in the 2016 American presidential election. They find that racism and sexism were particularly strong predictors of vote choice in 2016, while economic insecurity was much less important.

pp. 9-34

Volume 118 - Number 4 - Winter 2003-04

Misperceptions, the Media, and the Iraq War
STEVEN KULL, CLAY RAMSAY, and EVAN LEWIS examine the prevalence of misperceptions related to the Iraq war among the American public: that weapons of mass destruction and evidence of close links between Iraq and al Qaeda had been found and that world public opinion approved of the United States going to war with Iraq. Such misperceptions were powerful predictors of support for the war, and their prevalence varied dramatically according to respondents’ primary source of news.

pp. 569-598

Volume 128 - Number 2 - Summer 2013

The Role of Villain: Iran and U.S. Foreign Policy
Paul R. Pillar examines why Iran has become a major focus of attention of U.S. foreign policy and finds that even a nuclear-armed Iran would not pose the major threat that is commonly assumed. The Iran issue simply fills a traditional American psychological and political need to have a foreign adversary. 

pp. 211-231

Volume 78 - Number 1 - March 1963

The Limiting Process in the Korean War
Morton H. Halperin explores why and how the Korean War remained limited in the nuclear-missile age. He suggests that in addition to contributing to an evaluation of an important event in the cold war, the study should be of value in analyzing other local wars, past and future. 

pp. 13-39

Volume 99 - Number 2 - Summer 1984

Will More Countries Become Democratic?
Samuel P. Huntington analyzes the preconditions for, and the processes of, democratization to evaluate the prospects for the emergence of additional democratic regimes in the world. He does not find those prospects very bright.

pp. 193-218

Volume 95 - Number 1 - Spring 1980

Just Wars: Doctrines and Institutions
Inis L. Claude, Jr., traces the idea of "the just war" through the history of international relations and shows how international organizations have succeeded the medieval church as custodians of that idea.

pp. 83-96

Volume 129 - Number 1 - Spring 2014

Pakistani Opposition to American Drone Strikes
C. CHRISTINE FAIR, KARL KALTENTHALER, and WILLIAM MILLER seek to explain why some Pakistanis oppose the American drone program while others support it. They find that the principal grounds of opposition to the drone strikes in Pakistan are not religious in nature. Instead, most Pakistanis oppose the strikes because their only knowledge of them comes from highly negative coverage in the elite media.

pp. 1-33

Volume 115 - Number 4 - Winter 2000-01

Cooptation and Corporatism in China: The Logic of Party Adaptation
Bruce J. Dickson analyzes the political consequences of economic reform in China by looking at the Chinese Communist party's efforts to recruit technical experts and entrepreneurs into the party. These strategies of cooptation and corporatism are designed to help the party to adapt, but they are also creating tensions with its Leninist nature that may undermine the party's authority rather than rejuvenate it.

pp. 517-540

Volume 125 - Number 2 - Summer 2010

Why Intelligence and Policymakers Clash
Robert Jervis argues that friction between intelligence agencies and policymakers is an inevitable product of their conflicting missions and needs. Policymakers need political and psychological support, while intelligence generally raises doubts, points to problems, and notes uncertainties. Relations do not have to be as strained as they were under President George W. Bush, but they will always be difficult.

pp. 185-204

Volume 77 - Number 3 - September 1962

Reflections on the French Resistance (1940-1944)
Gordon Wright

pp. 336-349

Volume 80 - Number 3 - September 1965

African Tribalism: Some Reflections on Uganda
May Edel

pp. 357-372

Volume 116 - Number 2 - Summer 2001

What Went Wrong? The Collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
Jerome Slater examines the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in 2000 and argues provocatively that contrary to the prevailing view, it is Israel rather than the Palestinians that bears the primary responsibility, not only for the latest breakdown but for the entire course of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1948.

pp. 171-199

Volume 129 - Number 1 - Spring 2014

Did History End? Assessing the Fukuyama Thesis
John Mueller reflects on Francis Fukuyama’s 1989 essay that advanced the notion that history had come to an end in the sense that “liberalism, democracy and market capitalism” had triumphed as an ideology and that effective future challenges were unlikely to prevail. He concludes that Fukuyama seems to have had it fundamentally right and that his celebration of the “autonomous power of ideas” is justified. 

pp. 35-54

Volume 68 - Number 3 - September 1953

The Decline of Political Theory
Alfred Cobban

pp. 321-337

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.

pp. 503-539

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