Rising globalization has led to new and emerging threats to U.S. and international security. Accordingly, U.S. foreign policy approaches must increasingly rely on and reflect informed decision-making. Recognizing the interplay across government officials and other policymakers, foreign governments, and international organizations is instrumental to understanding how transnational threats are addressed by way of security strategies and foreign policy tactics. Our scholarly expertise covers a vast range of research that includes congressional relations and national security strategy development, negotiations and peace processes on the frontlines of conflict, and civil-military relationships in defense policy development. Scholarship in this issue area broadly covers the following topics:
U.S. Foreign Policy
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America Between the Wars: From 11-9 to 9-11. Public Affairs 2008; with Derek Chollet. Named a “Best Book of 2008” by Slate and a “2008 Favorite Book” by The Daily Beast.
Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy toward Russia after the Cold War. Brookings Institution 2003; with Michael McFaul.
Not Whether But When: The U.S. Decision to Enlarge NATO.Brookings Institution 1999.
Non-state armed actors
Non-state conflict management
Foreign and security policy
Negotiation and mediation
Local Marijuana Legalization in U.S., Mexico May Impact Hemisphere-Wide Policy, in: World Politics Review, 7 March 2014.
“Uruguay Marijuana Bill Portends New Era in Drug Policy," (with Benoît Gomis), in World Politics Review, 20 August 2013.
Gamechanging Report on Drugs in the Americas, Expert Comment on the OAS Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas, London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, 2013.
International relations theory
Conflict analysis and resolution
“Network Bandits: Understanding Recruitment Networks in Contemporary Counterinsurgency Operations” American Intelligence Journal 25(2): 73-84 (Winter 2007/2008)
“Demilitarizing Demographics: U.S. Policy Options for Strengthening Georgian Internal Security” Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement 12(1):51-90 (Spring 2004)
“Non-violence as a Methodology of Social Change in Islam” (published in Italian: La Nonviolenza Come Metodologia Del Cambiamento Sociale Dell'islam), Satyagraha 5: 101-131 (2004); co-authored with Abdul Aziz Said
Foreign policy analysis
“What Follows the Storm? Research on the Effect of Disasters on Conflict,” Global Change, Peace, and Security 26 no.1 (2014) with Philip A. Streich
Enemies of the American Way: Identity and Presidential Foreign Policy (New York: Continuum), 2012
Cross-Cultural Perspectives (San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education), 2012
Jordan Tama, “The Value and Limitations of National Security Strategic Reviews," Political Science Quarterly (Forthcoming)
Jordan Tama, “The Political, Policy, and Oversight Roles of Congressional Defense Commissions,” in Colton C. Campbell and David P. Auerswald, editors, Congress and Civil-Military Relations (Georgetown University Press, Forthcoming)
Jordan Tama, “Crises, Commissions, and Reform: The Impact of Blue-Ribbon Panels,” Political Research Quarterly 67, 1 (March 2014):152-164
Stephen Tankel (2014): Indian Jihadism: The Evolving Threat, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2014.913120
2012. Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC.
Storming the World State: The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba. Hurst & Co. and Columbia University Press, 2011.
JESSICA TRISKO DARDEN
The role of international actors in local conflict dynamics
The relationship between aid, conflict, and development
Jessica Trisko Darden. Finacing Repression: Foreign Assistance, Coercive Capacity and Patterns of State Violence. Book manuscript in progress.
Izabela Steflja and Jessica Trisko Darden. "Making Civilian Casualties Count: Approaches to Documenting the Human Cost of War." Human Rights Review Vol. 14, No. 4: 347-366, 2013.
Stéfanie von Hlatky and Jessica N. Trisko. “Sharing the Burden of the Border: Layered Security Cooperation and the Canada-US Frontier.” Canadian Journal of Political Science Vol. 45, No. 1: 63-88, 2012.
International Conflict Resolution: 'From Practice to Knowledge and Back Again’," in Deutsch, Coleman and Marcus, eds. Handbook of Conflict Resolution, 3rd ed., 2014 (with Suzanne Ghais).
"Indigenous Peacebuilding,” in Roger Mac Ginty, ed., Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding (London: Routledge, 2013).
"Impediments to trade across the Green Line in Cyprus: The role of classic barriers and trust," with Omer Gokcekus, Dennis Nottebaum and Jessica Henson, Journal of Peace Research vol. 49, no. 6 (November 2012).
"Preventing Nuclear Entrepreneurship in Russia's Nuclear Cities," International Security Vol. 27, No. 2, Fall 2002. Reprinted in: New Global Dangers: Changing Dimensions of International Security (Cambridge, MIT Press, 2004).