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Michael C. Desch

Michael C. Desch

Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security

 

 

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Winter 2011/12

"Correspondence: Civilians, Soldiers, and the Iraq Surge Decision"

Journal Article, International Security, issue 3, volume 36

By Richard Betts, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1974-1975; Editorial Board, Quarterly Journal: International Security, Michael C. Desch, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security and Peter D. Feaver, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1985-1987; Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security

Richard K. Betts and Michael C. Desch respond separately  to Peter D. Feaver's spring 2011 International Security article, "The Right to Be Right: Civil-Military Relations and the Iraq Surge Decision."

 

 

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Winter 2007/08

"America's Liberal Illiberalism: The Ideological Origins of Overreaction in U.S. Foreign Policy"

Journal Article, International Security, issue 3, volume 32

By Michael C. Desch, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security

In recent years, Democrats and Republicans have endorsed illiberal policies that include the pursuit of global hegemony, the launching of a preventive war, restrictions on civil liberties, and torture. These policies seem to contradict the Liberal tradition of the United States, but it is precisely this tradition that compels Americans to spread their values around the world and combat terrorism in this way. Only a foreign policy strategy based on realism—a decidedly non-Liberal way of viewing the world—will preserve the domestic virtues of Liberalism while diminishing its negative effects abroad.

 

Winter 2011/12

"Correspondence: Civilians, Soldiers, and the Iraq Surge Decision"

Journal Article, International Security, issue 3, volume 36

By Richard Betts, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1974-1975; Editorial Board, Quarterly Journal: International Security, Michael C. Desch, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security and Peter D. Feaver, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1985-1987; Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security

Richard K. Betts and Michael C. Desch respond separately  to Peter D. Feaver's spring 2011 International Security article, "The Right to Be Right: Civil-Military Relations and the Iraq Surge Decision."

 

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