International Affairs

International Development and Trade

How Our Perceptions of Victims’ Humanity Increases Some Violence, But Not All

Dehumanization is the process through which we come to believe that a person cannot think, feel, and behave intentionally, nor...

In Their Own Words: North Korea’s Changing Motives in Nuclear Testing

North Korea conducted three nuclear tests between 2006 and 2013, but this rate has intensified to three tests in the...

When Helping Hurts: The Unexpected Costs of Post-War Reconciliation

War! What is it good for? Civil war dissolves social structures and threatens personal livelihoods, domestically displacing both combatants and...

Creating Safe Cyberspace: Strategies for Deterring Cyberattacks

Thousands, perhaps even millions, of successful cyberattacks occur each year across governmental and commercial sectors in the U.S., and attempts...

‘All Countries Have a Stake’: Dr. Kennette Benedict Talks Nuclear Security and Global Responsibility

People and nations worldwide cannot be assured of their safety as long as nuclear warheads remain ready for launch. How...

Protecting Their Own? The Real Reasons States Build Border Walls

Why do some nations build walls along their borders? In some cases, such walls are defensive structures aimed at blunting...

Advancing the Study of Nuclear (Non)proliferation

Clichés such as “good research reflects reality” notwithstanding, academics often find that they must sacrifice pragmatic concerns in favor of...

The Future of US Foreign Policy: An End to Liberal Internationalism?

Liberal internationalism, despite what the phrase may imply, does not favor the views of Democrats over Republicans. Instead, liberal internationalism...

Why Do Former Rivals Form Non-Aggression Pacts?

Non-aggression pacts, designed to reduce the possibility of future conflict, are distinctive from other military alliances because they do not...

Intermestic Dynamics of Power Transitions in Dictatorships

In the face of domestic opposition, a dictator accountable for human rights violations is unlikely to relinquish power due to...

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