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2005

Spring 2005

"Correspondence: Selling the Market Short? The Marketplace of Ideas and the Iraq War"

Journal Article, International Security, issue 4, volume 29

By Ronald Krebs, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2001-2002 and Chaim Kaufmann

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.

 

2004

Summer 2004

"Threat Inflation and the Failure of the Marketplace of Ideas: The Selling of the Iraq War"

Journal Article, International Security, issue 1, volume 29

By Chaim Kaufmann

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?

 

1999

Winter 1998/1999

"Correspondence: Taking Offense at Offense Defense Theory"

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.

 

1998

Fall 1998

"When All Else Fails: Ethnic Population Transfers and Partitions in the Twentieth Century"

Journal Article, International Security, issue 2, volume 23

By Chaim Kaufmann

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.

 

 

Spring 1998

"What Is the Offense-Defense Balance and How Can We Measure It?"

Journal Article, International Security, issue 4, volume 22

By Charles Glaser, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1982-1985; Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security and Chaim Kaufmann

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.

 

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