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Shoon Murray's latest book, The Terror Authorization: History and Politics of the 2001 AUMF.

Professor Shoon Murray’s latest book, The Terror Authorization: History and Politics of the 2001 AUMF, was published in July 2014. The book examines the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, passed by Congress in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and which has been utilized by Presidents Bush and Obama to conduct military operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond. Dr. Murray also makes a case for the repeal of the AUMF.


Selected Faculty Publications, Testimony, and Commentary

Professor Gordon Adams:

Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy? (With S. Murray) Georgetown University Press, 2014.

A New Way Forward: Rebalancing Security Assistance Programs and Authorities, (with Rebecca Williams), Washington, DC: Stimson Center, March, 2011

"The Office of Management and Budget: The President's Policy Tool," in Roger Z. George and Harvey Rishikof (eds.), The National Security Enterprise: Negotiating the Labyrinth, Washington, DC, Georgetown University Press, 2011, pp.55-78

"A Leaner and Meaner Defense: How to Cut the Pentagon's Budget While Improving its Performance." Foreign Affairs, January/February 2011.

Buying National Security: How America Plans and Pays for its Global Role and Safety at Home. (With C. Williams.) Routledge Press, 2009.

A Foreign Affairs Budget for the Future: Fixing the Crisis of Diplomatic Readiness, with Rick Nygard, et al., Washington, DC: Stimson Center and American Academy of Diplomacy, October 2008.


Professor Philip Brenner:

"The Missile Crisis Fifty Years Later: What We Should Have Learned," Pensamiento Propio 34 (July-Dec), 2011.

"David and Gulliver: Fifty Years of Competing Metaphors in the Cuban-U.S. Relationship," Diplomacy and Statecraft (Fall 2009).

A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution. (Co-edited with M. Jimenez, J. Kirk, and W. LeoGrande.) Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.


Professor Shoon Murray:

Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy? (With G. Adams) Georgetown University Press, 2014.

"Combatant Commanders, Ambassadorial Authority, and the Conduct of Diplomacy," (with Anthony Quainton) forthcoming. 

"Broadening the Debate about War: The Inclusion of Foreign Critics in Media Coverage and Its Potential Impact on Public Opinion" Foreign Policy Analysis (forthcoming; online version May 2013)

"US Adjustments to Global Power Shifts and Diffusion: An Analysis of Selected Security Issues," 2013. Transworld Working Papers No. 28: 1-38. Istituto Affari Internazionali (September 13).

"Broadening the Debate about War: The Inclusion of Foreign Critics in Media Coverage and Its Potential Impact on U.S. Public Opinion." Foreign Policy Analysis, May 2, 2013.

"McClellan Right: Press Too Deferential," Foreign Policy In Focus, June 6, 2008.

"Tough Talk, Public Predispositions, and Military Action: Reassessing the Rally-'Round-the-Flag-Phenomenon." in Approaches, Levels and Methods of Analysis in International Politics. Edited by H. Starr. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

"Private Polls and Presidential Policymaking," Public Opinion Quarterly, Winter 2006.

"Variations in White House Polling Operations: Carter to Clinton," Public Opinion Quarterly, 2002.


Ambassador Anthony Quainton:

"The New Imperialism" in the Mediterranean Quarterly, Winter 2012.

"The New Hemispheric Agenda and the Role of International Organizations" Pendamiento Propio , July-December 2009.

"Cuba Us Relations: the Terrorism Dimension" in Pensamiento Propio #34, July - December 2012 (with Carlos Alzugaray).

"Combatant Commanders, Ambassadorial Authority, and the Conduct of Diplomacy," (with Shoon Murray) forthcoming.

"Refocusing America's Message," in America's Dialogue with the World. (Edited by W. Kiehl.) Public Diplomacy Council, 2007.

"Diplomacy: Still Our First Line of Defense," America, January 20, 2003.

Book Reviews on AmericanDiplomacy.org:

"Whatever Happened to Diplomacy". August 2000. 

"The Last Three Feet Now Only Inches Away",September 2012. 

"Global War Gone Wrong" April 2013. 

"America's Misadventures in the Middle East" May 2011. 

"American Avatar", April 2012.   

Papers on CCADD.org.uk: 

"An Analysis of the NATO Chicago Summit: Has NATO Lost its Way?" Kortenburg, 2012.

"The New Imperialism: Stabilization and Reconstruction or the Responsibility to Fix" Birmingham 2011.

Professor Jordon Tama:

"Congress is Already Post-Partisan: Agreement Across the Aisle on U.S. Foreign Policy," Foreign Affairs, January/February 2013. With Joshua Busby and William Inboden, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and Jonathan Monten, University of Oklahoma.

"The Power and Limitations of Commissions: The Iraq Study Group, Bush, Obama, and Congress," Presidential Studies Quarterly, Volume 41, Number 1 (March 2011)

Terrorism and National Security Reform: How Commissions Can Drive Change During Crises. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

"Debt Commission's Fate Now in President's Hands," The Hill, January 26, 2010.

"Intelligent Design," Foreign Policy, January 11, 2010.

"Can the Government Commission National Security and Budgetary Reform?" Budget Insight, December 1, 2009.

"What's Worth Fighting For? A Progressive View of the Use of Force," with Benjamin Rhodes, Truman National Security Project Backgrounder, July 6, 2007.

"Commission Impossible?" TheAtlantic.com, December 6, 2006.

A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress, with Lee Hamilton, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2002.


Professor Sharon Weiner:

Our Own Worst Enemy? Institutional Interests and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Expertise. MIT Press, 2011.

"Organizational Interest, Nuclear Weapons Scientists, and Nonproliferation," Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 124, No. 4 (Winter 2009-10).

"Looking Out, Looking In: Competing Organizational Interests & the Proliferation of Soviet WMD Expertise," Daedalus, Spring 2009.

"Reconsidering Cooperative Threat Reduction: Russian Nuclear Weapons Scientists and Non-Proliferation," Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 29, No. 3 (December 2008).


Professor Guy Ziv:

"Is Netanyahu 'Mr. Security'?" The Hill, February 18, 2015

"Simple vs. Complex Learning Revisited: Israeli Prime Ministers and the Question of a Palestinian State," Foreign Policy Analysis, Volume 9, Issue 2 (April 2013): 203-222.

"Cognitive Structure and Foreign Policy Change: Israel's Decision to Talk to the PLO," International Relations, Volume 25, Number 4 (December 2011): 426-454.

Readings in U.S. Foreign Policy, Revised First Edition (Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2011).

"Shimon Peres and the French-Israeli Alliance, 1954-1959," Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 45, No. 2 (April 2010): 406-429.

"To Disclose or Not to Disclose: The Impact of Nuclear Ambiguity on Israeli Security," Israel Studies Forum, Volume 22, Issue 2 (Winter 2007): 76-94.


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