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Peter Howard

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
School of International Service

  • Dr. Peter Howard focuses on US foreign policy and international security. He studies how the implementation of foreign policy programs produces rule-based regional security regimes, conducting research in Estonia on NATO Expansion and US Military Exchange programs and South Korea on nuclear negotiations with North Korea.
  • Degrees

    PhD, American University

  • SIS-School of Intl Service
  • Hurst - 206B

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Dr. Howard’s research examines issues of international security, with a focus on U.S. Foreign Policy.

Grants and Sponsored Research

  • IREX Grant (Estonia)

Selected Publications

  • "Why Not Invade North Korea? Threats, Language Games and US Foreign Policy," International Studies Quarterly 48:4 (December 2004). 
  • "The Growing Role of States in US Foreign Policy: The Case of the State Partnership Program," International Studies Perspectives 5:2 (May 2004).
  •  "Spending on Private White House Pollsters: Carter to Clinton," Public Opinion Quarterly 66:4 (Winter 2002). Co-author: Shoon Murray.
  •  "Canada's Constructivist Foreign Policy: Building Norms for Peace," Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 8:1 (Fall 2000). Co-author: Reina Neufeldt.
Articles and Op-Eds
  • "International States," State Government News, October 2003.
  • "United States and Europe Experience Continental Drift," Foreign Policy in Focus, May 22, 2003. 
  • "Endgames: Washington, UN and Europe," Foreign Policy in Focus, February 28, 2002.
  •  "Rice Holds a Different Worldview," The Baltimore Sun. December 21, 2000.

Review Articles

  • "NATO Transformed," Demokratizatsiya The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 8:2 (Spring 2000), pages 271-273 (book review).

Other Publications

  • "Balance of Power," "Deterrence," "Great Powers," "International Organizations," "International Political Economy," and "United Nations," Encarta Encyclopedia 2005.

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