Projects and Publications
My scholarly work contributes to our collective understanding of war and peace and leadership dynamics in the international system. Especially interesting to me are international rivalries, military intervention, the consequences of war, and the role of leaders in peacemaking. My interest in the U.S. as a leading power in the global system has motivated projects on US foreign and defense policy as well, some of which involved student researchers.
For a more complete list, please see my CV.
Generations, Formative Events, & International Rivalries
Published in International Studies Quarterly: "The Things They Carried: Generational Effects of the Vietnam War on Elite Opinion," with Benjamin O. Fordham (Binghamton University-SUNY). For a distillation of one key point of that article, see our Monkey Cage blog post on the Washington Post's website, too!
An earlier version was presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) meeting in 2016. Also, presented at ISA 2014: "Do Not Leave Baggage Unattended: Formative Events, Leaders’ Generational Identities, and Peacemaking between Rivals"
Cold War Rivalry Dynamics & Foreign Policy Decision-making
Published in Foreign Policy Analysis: "Fear, Loathing, and Cracks in Reagan's Mirror Images: Able Archer 83 and an American First Step toward Rapprochement in the Cold War"
Invited participant, 15th Berlin Colloquium: "Was 1983 the Most Dangerous Year of the Cold War?"
Rivalries and American National Security
In The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security: "International Rivalries and National Security" with Brandon Valeriano (Marine Corps University).
Power Shifts, System Leadership, Rivalry & War
In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory: "Power Transition Theory and the Essence of Revisionism." Essay discusses power transition theory (PTT) and Graham Allison’s Thucydides Trap Project (TTP) in tandem, with two complementary aims in mind: to highlight theoretical and empirical contributions of the PTT research program, and to provide critical perspective on the TTP.