2018ISA

High-Table Diplomacy

The proliferation of "minilateral" summits is reshaping how international security problems are addressed, yet these summits remain a poorly understood phenomenon.

The Image of the Enemy

Intelligence agencies spend huge sums of money to collect and analyze vast quantities of national security data for their political leaders.

Cheap Threats

Why do weak states resist threats of force from the United States, especially when history shows that this superpower carries out its ultimatums?

Soviet Leaders and Intelligence

During the Cold War, the political leadership of the Soviet Union avidly sought intelligence about its main adversary, the United States.

Globalization and India's Economic Integration

A common critique of globalization is that it causes economic segmentation and even disintegration of the national economy.

The Future of Extended Deterrence

Are NATO's mutual security commitments strong enough today to deter all adversaries? Is the nuclear umbrella as credible as it was during the Cold War?

Mexico's Illicit Drug Networks and the State Reaction

Mexican drug networks are large and violent, engaging in activities like the trafficking of narcotics, money laundering, extortion, kidnapping, and mass murder.

China in the Era of Xi Jinping

Since becoming president of China and general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping has emerged as China's most powerful and popular leader since Deng Xiaoping.

Mission Creep

Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy? examines the question of whether the US Department of Defense (DOD) has assumed too large a role in influencing and implementing US fo

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