Not in Residence
Associate, International Security Program
Mark Sheetz is an Associate of the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and had been a Fellow there from 2003–2006. He was previously a John M. Olin Fellow in International Security Studies at Yale University and a Fellow in National Security Affairs at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies in Harvard’s Center for International Affairs. A political scientist by training, his teaching and research interests focus on international politics, European security, U.S. foreign policy, international relations theory, and the cold war in Europe. His current research centers on alliance politics and the origins of European integration. Dr. Sheetz received a Ph.D. and M. Phil. in political science from Columbia University, an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and an A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College. He has taught U.S. foreign policy, European security, grand strategy, and the nuclear revolution at Yale University and Wesleyan University. His scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as International Security, Security Studies, and The Journal of Cold War Studies. Dr. Sheetz is currently revising his book manuscript, Continental Drift: Alliance Politics and European Security, for publication.
Journal Article, International Security, issue 1, volume 37
By Ulrich Krotz, Richard Maher, David M. McCourt, Andrew Glencross, Norrin M. Ripsman, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, January–June 2011, Mark Sheetz, Associate, International Security Program, Jean-Yves Haine and Sebastian Rosato, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005–2006
Ulrich Krotz and Richard Maher, David M. McCourt and Andrew Glencross, Norrin M. Ripsman, Mark S. Sheetz and Jean-Yves Haine respond to Sebastian Rosato's spring 2011 article, "Europe’s Troubles: Power Politics and the State of the European Project."
December 8, 2011
Op-Ed, Foreign Policy
By Mark Sheetz, Associate, International Security Program
"The divide, as usual, is between France and Germany over monetary policy. The French, along with their southern European allies in Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, favor easy money, while the Germans, along with northern Europeans in the Netherlands, Austria, and Finland, insist on a tight money policy. Any hint of German capitulation to French demands of easier money will be the end of the euro. The first sign of wavering, the first inkling that a compromise is afoot, will signal to the markets that the floodgates for a river of euros are open, that fiscal and monetary discipline are history, that inflation will be rampant, and that the euro will be worthless."