Publications

The Evolution of Southeast Asian Regionalism: Foreign Power Support for Regional Initiatives, 1947-77

Author(s): Thompson, S
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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Donald Trump and the Traditions of American Foreign Policy: The Return of the Jacksonian Tradition

Author(s): Clarke, M, Ricketts, A
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

This article examines the wellsprings of Donald Trump’s nascent foreign policy program. It argues that the locus of the Republican president’s foreign policy agenda is found within the Jacksonian tradition of American foreign policy identified by Walter Russell Mead. Here, notions of “national...

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Shielding the Republic: Barack Obama and the Jeffersonian Tradition of American Foreign Policy

Author(s): Clarke, M, Ricketts, A
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has confounded critics from both the left and right in American politics. This analysis argues that this is because Obama’s foreign policy exhibits affinities with the least prominent of the four traditions of American foreign policy identified by Walter...

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The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s New Grand Strategy?

Author(s): Clarke, M
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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Live and Learn: Availability Biases and Beliefs about Military Power

Author(s): Cohen, M
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

Do leaders learn more about military force from firsthand experience with the armed forces or their nation’s last war? Despite a resurgence of interest in the effects of leaders and their beliefs on international conflict and war, we still know little about which mechanisms cause what beliefs. I...

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Ethics in an Age of Surveillance

Author(s): Henschke, A
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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Duties to Defend: Ethical Challenges of Cyber-Defense

Author(s): Henschke, A
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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When Proliferation Causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises

Author(s): Cohen, M
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: Entering The New Era of Deterrence

Author(s): Cohen, M, Kim, S
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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Understanding the Return of the Jacksonian Tradition
Understanding the Return of the Jacksonian Tradition

Understanding the Return of the Jacksonian Tradition

Author(s): Clarke, M. Ricketts A.
Date of publication: 2016
Publication type: Discussion paper

The 2016 presidential election demonstrated the rise of a “restraint constituency” in American politics that openly questions Washington’s bipartisan post-Cold War pursuit of a grand strategy of primacy or liberal hegemony. This constituency has been animated by the return of the Jacksonian...

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