Journal Article, International Security, issue 4, volume 29
Ronald Krebs and Chaim Kaufmann offer competing explanations for the role of the marketplace of ideas in the lead-up to the Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraqin March 2003 and remove Saddam Hussein from power.
Journal Article, International Security, issue 1, volume 29
Are mature democracies better at making foreign policy than other kinds of regimes? Do their robust civic institutions and a flourishing marketplace of ideas reduce the likelihood of inflated threat assessments and “myths of empire” that can lead to risky foreign policies and, in some cases, war?
Journal Article, International Security, issue 3, volume 23
By James W. Davis Jr., Bernard I. Finel, Stacie Goddard, Former Research Fellow, Intrastate Conflict Program/International Security Program, 2001-2002, Stephen Van Evera, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1978-1981 and 1984-1987; Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security, Charles Glaser, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1982-1985; Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security and Chaim Kaufmann
The usefulness of offense-defense theory is the subject of our correspondence section.
Journal Article, International Security, issue 2, volume 23
Recognizing that the permanent separation of warring ethnic groups is highly controversial, the author recommends that separation should be implemented in only the most extreme cases.
Journal Article, International Security, issue 4, volume 22
The authors respond to two major criticisms of offense-defense theory: first, that the theory lacks a commonly accepted definition of its key independent variable—the offense-defense balance—and, second, that the offense-defense balance cannot be measured.