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Workshop » Fragmented Forces: Warlords and Militias in Fragile and Failing States
NATO, Chicago, and You
Ambassador Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy
"Power, Play, and Machiavelli: A Thought Experiment"
Michael Loriaux, Political Science
“Governance Dynamics and Regulation in the Global Private Security Market”
Deborah Avant, Director of International Studies and the Center for Research on International and Global Studies, and Department of Political Science, UC Irvine
"Flawed Assumptions in COIN"
Steven Metz, Chairman of the Regional Strategy and Planning Department and Research Professor of National Security Affairs at the Strategic Studies Institute
"Endogenous Sources of Compliance with Territorial Agreements"
Kenneth Schultz, Stanford University
"Israel's Security Network in a Theoretical and Comparative Perspective"
Oren Barak, Hebrew University and University of Texas
"Becoming a Normal Democracy: Domestic Influences on Israeli Warfighting in Lebanon and Gaza"
Jonathan Caverley, Northwestern University
"The Great Powers and the International System"
Bear Braumoeller, Ohio State University
"International Reputation with Dynamic Resolve”
Anne Sartori, Political Science, Northwestern University
“Coalition Governments and Multilateral Warfare: Comparing Danish and German Efforts in Afghanistan”
Steve Saideman, McGill University
“Shadow Warriors and the Law: Legal Aspects of U.S. Special Operations and the New Covert Warfare”
Tara McKelvey, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern
"Preaching to the Choir? Cable News and the Polarization of Public Opinion on Foreign Policy"
Christopher Gelpi, Department of Political Science, Duke University
"Triangular Deterrence: Israel, Arab States, and Nonstate Challengers"
Wendy Pearlman, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University
"The Cost of Empty Threats: A Penny, Not A Pound"
Jack Snyder, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
"You've Got Blackmail: How Military Power Makes Compellent Threats Less Effective"
Todd Sechser, Department of Politics, University of Virginia
"A Hemeneutic Theory of International Law: Explaining Changes in the Field of Nuclear Nonproliferation."
Grégoire Mallard, Northwestern University
"The Rise and Demise of the Two-State Paradigm"
Efraim Inbar, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
"Thucydides’ Aesthetics of Power"
Michael Loriaux, Northwestern University
"Gamal Abd al-Nasser as the Wave of the Future: the Improbable Alliance between American Internationalists and Egyptian Officers, 1952-54"
Guy Laron, Northwestern University
"If, When, and How Social Science Can Contribute to National Security Policy"
Michael Desch, University of Notre Dame