International Affairs

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‘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...

Nuclear Dynamics and Conflicting Effects of Foreign Policy Initiatives

The nuclear threat to the United States from Iraq, North Korea, and Syria is of recent vintage. During the last...

What Makes Military Dictators Transition Out of Dictatorships?

Frequent leadership cycles are common in dictatorships. Historically, military dictators, whose power is derived from the armed forces, have been...

Making Amends with the US: What Should Pakistan’s New Foreign Policy Be?

The White House was not happy with Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court in late July on...

When Does War Transpire? Unlikely War Onset Under Uncertainty

Scholars have attempted to clarify whether uncertainty about the outcome of a potential war—victory or defeat—influences state behavior in international...

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