Monica Duffy Toft

US military spending in Ukraine reached nearly $50 billion in 2022 – but no amount of money alone is enough to end the war” The Conversation, January 18th, 2023

The Roots of Washington’s Addiction to Military Force“, Foreign Affairs, January 10th, 2023

Ending the Endless Wars: A Strategy for Selective Disengagement,” War on The rocks, May 13, 2021

“Getting Religion Right in Civil Wars,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, March 23, 2021

“How Civil Wars Start,” Foreign Policy, February 18, 2021

“The United States’ Demographic Revolution Doesn’t Need to Be Destabilizing,” Foreign Policy, February 3, 2021

Ending Our Military-First Foreign Policy,” The American Conservative, September 26, 2020

The Afghan Deal May Be Doomed, But Bring The Troops Home Anyway,” The American Conservative, March 3, 2020, with Benjamin Denison

Long-Term Gains Far Outweigh Short-Term Costs from Withdrawing the U.S. Military from the Middle East,” Responsible Statecraft, January 15, 2020

America now solves problems with troops, not diplomats,” The Conversation, October 3, 2019

“The Dangerous Rise of Kinetic Diplomacy,” War on the Rocks, May 14, 2018 

Scott D. McDonald

“Sunzi, ‘shì’ and strategy: How to read ‘Art of War’ the way its author intended.” The Conversation, 16 May 2023,

“The Battle for Taiwan Is a Diversion for America and China.” The National Interest, 22 April 2022.

“Forget China: A Policy for an Interconnected Region.” Fletcher Security Review 8 (2021).

“戰略競爭?—Strategic Competition?” Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs 3, no. 4 (Winter 2020): 3-16.

“Phase Zero: How China Exploits It, Why the United States Does Not.” Naval War College Review 65, no 3 (Summer 2012): 123-135. With Brock Jones and Jason M. Frazee.

The Future of the United States-Australia Alliance: Evolving Security Strategy in the Indo-Pacific. With Andrew T. H. Tan. London: Rutledge, 2020.

“Why China feels threatened by the moral authority of a 90-year-old Catholic bishop.” The Conversation, 19 September 2022.

“The Battle for Taiwan Is a Diversion for America and China.” The National Interest, 20 April 2022.

Dr. James D. Boys

Predator’s Progress: The Bureaucratic Challenges to the Clinton Administration’s Development and Deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (1993-2001), Intelligence and National Security, October 2022

“Strategic Ambivalence: Afghanistan and the National Security Strategy,” Journal of Policy Studies, March 2022.

“In Charge, But Not in Control: Biden’s Foreign Policy,” Political Insight, March 2022. 

“The Unpredictably Factor: Nixon, Trump and the Application of the Madman Theory in U.S. Grand Strategy,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs, December 2021.

“All Change in the White House? Trump’s Legacy & Biden’s Challenges,” Political Insight, February 2021.

“Grand Strategy, Grand Rhetoric: The Forgotten Covenant of Campaign ’92,” Politics, February 2021.

“The Clinton Administration’s Development and Implementation of Rendition (1993-2001),” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, December 2019.

“Donald Trump: CEO-in-Chief,” Political Insight, November 2019.

“Making the Unimaginable Mundane: Two Years of the Trump Presidency,” Political Insight, March 2019.

Clinton’s War on Terror: Redefining US Security Strategy, 1993 -2001, Lynne Rienner, 2018.

“The Clinton Administration’s Development and Implementation of Cybersecurity Strategy (1993-2001),” Intelligence and National Security, May 2018.

“The Trump Supremacy: A Year of an Unorthodox American President,” Political Insight, April 2018.

Hillary Rising, Biteback Press, 2016.

“Hijacks, Hijinks, Hillary and History: The 2016 Presidential Election,” Political Insight, September 2016. 

“The Curious Presidency of Barack Obama,” Political Insight, April 2016.

Clinton’s Grand Strategy: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War World, Bloomsbury, 2015.

“The Manipulation of Inherited Wars of Choice: Obama’s Use of Nixonian Methods as Commander-In-Chief,” Congress and the Presidency, October 2015.

“Exploiting Inherited Wars of Choice: Obama’s Use of Nixonian Methods to Secure the Presidency,” American Politics Research, September 2014.

“Lost Opportunity: The Flawed Implementation of Assertive Multilateralism, 1991-93,” European Journal of American Studies, December 2012.

“What’s So Extraordinary About Rendition?” International Journal of Human Rights, May 2011.

“JFK: The Exceptional Ideal?” in JFK: History, Memory, Legacy: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry, edited by John Williams, Robert G. Waite and Gregory Gordon, University of North Dakota Press, 2009.

Polina Beliakova

“Erosion by Deference: Civilian Control and the Military in Policymaking.” Texas National Security Review, 2021

“Erosion of Civilian Control in Democracies: A Comprehensive Framework for Comparative Analysis.” Comparative Political Studies, 2021

“COVID-19 and the Limits of Putin’s Power,” War On the Rocks, May 13, 2020

“How Does the Kremlin Kick When It’s Down?” War On the Rocks, August 13, 2019

“Corruption in the Russian Defense Sector,” w/ Sam Perlo-Freeman, World Peace Foundation, 2018

“Say Terrorist, Think Insurgent: Labeling and Analyzing Contemporary Terrorist Actors,” Perspectives on Terrorism 8, no. 5 (2014), with Assaf Moghadam and Ronit Berger

Aroop Mukharji

“What one Word Teaches us About the Uncertainty of American Empire,” War on the Rocks, February 12, 2021

“Bound to Happen: Explanation Bias in Historical Analysis,”  Journal of Applied History, December 10, 2019

“The Other Paris Peace Treaty (And Why the Spanish-American War Still Matters),” The National Interest, December 16, 2018

“Back Channel Negotiations and Dangerous Waiting,” Negotiation Journal, July 23, 2018

Diplomas and Diplomacy: The History of the Marshall Scholarship, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

“Drone Operators: Soldiers or Civilians?” The Atlantic, March 28, 2013


Nils Hägerdal

Friend or Foe: Militia Intelligence and Ethnic Violence in the Lebanese Civil War, Columbia University Press, 2021

“Toxic waste dumping in conflict zones: Evidence from 1980s Lebanon,” Mediterranean Politics, 2021

“Starvation as Siege Tactics: Urban Warfare in Syria,” Studies of Conflict and Terrorism, 2020

“When Do Displaced Persons Return? Postwar Migration among Christians in Mount Lebanon,” American Journal of Political Science, 2020

Dr. Karim El Kady

“ The United States’ Strategic Gains from the War in Ukraine,” Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, February 2023,

“How Will the Republican Ultra Neoconservatives Impede Biden’s Agenda” Future for Advanced Research and Studies, January 27th, 2023,