INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE
June 2, 2006
Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune
By Brenda Shaffer, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1999–2007; Former Research Director, Caspian Studies Program, 2000–2005; Former Research Director, Caspian Studies Project, 2005–2007
Western policy makers should consider the response of ethnic minorities when assessing regime stability in Iran. Policy toward Iran should include strategies to deal with the political demands of Iranian ethnic groups — demands that are only likely to grow.
Journal Article, The Journal of Strategic Studies, issue 3, volume 29
By Michael Horowitz, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005-2007
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Magazine or Newspaper Article, The Democratic Strategist, (A Journal of Public Opinion & Political Strategy)
By Elaine Kamarck, Former Lecturer in Public Policy
"In the 1988 presidential election, Michael Dukakis was pilloried — rightly — for running a soulless campaign whose message consisted of the phrase, “It’s not about ideology, it’s about competence.” But times change. That was before the Federal Government’s response to Hurricane Katrina so overwhelmed us with its incompetence that America was humiliated before the world. The response to Katrina, however, was only the most dramatic in a long series of government failures, from the planning of the war in Iraq, to the failure of the occupation, to the design of the Medicare prescription drug policy...."
June 1, 2006
Journal Article, International Relations, issue 2, volume 20
By Rosemary Foot, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005-2006
The prohibition against torture has the status of a peremptory humanitarian norm. That is, it is considered binding on all states and no derogation under any circumstances is permitted. While the practice of torture has been widespread, until recently it had come to be understood that no representatives of the state could openly admit that they would use torture for fear of being removed from office and of having their state ostracized by ‘civilized’ nations.
By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
Matthew Bunn argues that placing the centrifuges at Natanz in one of two "standby" modes offered a way out of the current stand-off over suspension.
Council on Foreign Relations publication on the U.S.-Turkey relationship
"Revolutionary Thinking (Book Review of Rethinking the World: Great Power Strategies and International Order by Jeffrey W. Legro)"
Journal Article, International Studies Review, issue 2, volume 8
By Sebastian Rosato, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005–2006
Many believe that the Bush administration's emphasis on unilateralism, preventive war, and forcible democratization represents nothing less than a revolution in the way the United States thinks about and conducts its foreign policy.
Theory Gets Real, and the Case for a Normative Ethic: Rostow, Modernization Theory, and the Alliance for Progress
Journal Article, International Studies Quarterly, issue 2, volume 50
By Pinhas (Piki) Ish-Shalom, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2004–2005
This paper looks at the complex relationship that exists between ideology, international relations theories, and the world of practice. It focuses on the role of theoretical concepts in forming foreign policy, asks whether theoreticians and theories act as agents in the political arena, and if so, what the consequences of this agency are.
Journal Article, Journal of Risk Research, The Precautionary Principle Special Issue, issue 4, volume 9
By Jessica Stern, Former Lecturer in Public Policy; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program
Stunned by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush administration adopted a new National Security Strategy in September 2002. The UK government took a similar stance. This new strategy calls for anticipatory attacks against potential enemies with uncertain capacities and intentions, even before their threat is imminent.