Publications

Books

The Challenge of Grand Strategy: The Great Powers and Broken Balance between the World Wars (Cambridge: Cambridge University 2012), co-editor and contributor with Norrin M. Ripsman and Steven E. Lobell; cloth edition August 2012, paperback edition August 2013, 310 pp.

Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), co-editor and contributor with Steven E. Lobell and Norrin M. Ripsman; simultaneous paperback and cloth editions, 275 pp.

Balancing Risks: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery, Cornell Studies in Security Affairs (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004), cloth, 320 pp. Winner of the 2005 Robert L. Jervis-Paul W. Schroeder Prize for the Best Book in International History and Politics, American Political Science Association.

Refereed Journal Articles

“State Building for Future War: Neoclassical Realism and the Resource Extractive State,” Security Studies, vol. 15, no. 3 (July-September 2006): 464-495.

“Power Politics and the Balance-of-Risk: Hypotheses on Great Power Intervention in the Periphery,” Political Psychology, vol. 25, no. 2 (March 2004): 177-211.

“Realism, Power Shifts, and Major War,” Security Studies, vol. 10, no. 4 (summer 2001): 145-178.

“Security-Seeking under Anarchy: Defensive Realism Reconsidered,” International Security, vol. 25, no. 3 (winter 2000/2001): 128-161.

“Correspondence: Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm? (Or Was Anybody Ever a Realist?),” International Security, vol. 25, no. 1 (summer 2000): 165-193.

“Quagmires in the Periphery: Foreign Wars and Escalating Commitment in International Conflict,” Security Studies, vol. 7, no. 3 (spring 1998): 94-144.

Refereed Book Chapters

“Neoclassical Realism: Domestic Opportunities and Great Power Intervention,” with Robert W. Wishart. In Jennifer Sterling-Folker, ed., Making Sense of International Relations Theory, 2nd ed. (Colorado: Lynne Reinner, 2013)

“Introduction: Grand Strategy in the Interwar Period” (with Steven E. Lobell and Norrin M. Ripsman), in Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, Steven E. Lobell, and Norrin M. Ripsman, eds., The Challenge of Grand Strategy: The Great Powers and the Broken Balance between the World Wars (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

“Strategy of Innocence or Provocation: The Roosevelt Administration’s Road to World War II,” in Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, Steven E. Lobell, and Norrin M. Ripsman, eds., The Challenge of Grand Strategy: The Great Powers and the Broken Balance between the World Wars (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

“Neoclassical Realism and the Study of Regional Order” in T.V. Paul, ed., International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

“Introduction: Neoclassical Realism, States, and Foreign Policy” (with Steven E. Lobell and Norrin M. Ripsman) in Steven E. Lobell, Norrin M. Ripsman, and Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, eds., Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

“Neoclassical Realism and Resource Extraction: State Building for Future War” in Steven E. Lobell, Norrin M. Ripsman, and Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, eds., Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

“Conclusion: The State of Neoclassical Realism,” (with Norrin M. Ripsman and Steven E. Lobell) in Steven E. Lobell, Norrin M. Ripsman, and Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, eds., Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

“Neoclassical Realism: Prestige, Loss Aversion, and Great Power Intervention,” in Jennifer Sterling-Folker, ed., Making Sense of International Relations Theory (Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Reinner, 2005)

Review Essays

H-Diplo/ISSS Roundtable, Vol. VIII, no. 3 (2015): Nuno P. Monteiro, Theory of Unipolar Politics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014), available at http://issforum.org/ISSF/PDF/ISSF-Roundtable-8-3.pdf

H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable, Vol. VII, no. 19 (2015): Keren Yarhi-Milo, Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2014), available at http://issforum.org/ISSF/PDF/ISSF-Roundtable-7-19.pdf

H-Diplo/ISSS Roundtable, Vol. IV, no. 4 (2012): Charles A. Kuphan, How Enemies Become Friends:The Sources of Stable Peace (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010), available at http://www.h-net.org/~diplo/ISSF/PDF/ISSF-Roundtable-4-4.pdf

H-Net Diplo Roundtable, vol. VIII, no. 14 (2007): Tony Smith, A Pact with the Devil: the Bush Doctrine and the Betrayal of the American Promise (London: Routledge, 2007), available at http://www.h-net.org/~diplo/roundtables/PDF/APactWithTheDevil-Roundtable.pdf

“Hegemonic Delusions,” The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, vol. 31, no. 2 (summer 2007) [review essay of Christopher Layne, The Peace of Illusions: American Grand Strategy from 1940 to the Present (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006) and Tony Smith, A Pact with the Devil: the Bush Doctrine and the Betrayal of the American Promise (London: Routledge, 2007)]

Book Reviews

Review of Ernest R. May, Richard Rosecrance, and Zara Steiner, eds., History and Neorealism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010) in Perspectives on Politics, vol. 10, no. 1 (March 2012)

Review of Kevin Narizny, Political Economy of Grand Strategy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007) in International Studies Review, vol. 10, no. 2 (June 2008)

Review of Colin Dueck, Reluctant Crusaders: Power, Culture, and Change in American Grand Strategy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006) in Perspectives on Politics, vol. 5, no. 1 (February 2007)

Review of Sheldon M. Stern, Averting “The Final Failure”: John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003) in Presidential Studies Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 2 (June 2004)

Review of D.S.L. Jarvis, International Relations and the Challenge of Postmodernism: Defending the Discipline (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2000) in American Political Science Review, vol. 95, no. 1 (March 2001)

Review of Ken Booth, ed. Statecraft and Security: The Cold War and Beyond (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998) in Journal of Cold War Studies, vol. 1, no. 2 (fall 1999)

Encyclopedia Chapters

“Prospect Theory and Foreign Policy Analysis,” in Robert A. Denemark, et al., eds. International Studies Compendia: Section Volume Series (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2010)

“What Was at Stake in the Korean War?” and “Did Eisenhower Plan to Use Nuclear Weapons in Korea?” in History in Dispute Encyclopedia: The Cold War, vol. 2, ed. Benjamin Frankel (Framingham Hills: St. James Press, 2000)

Dissertation

“Cognitive Realism: Risk Taking and the Psychology of Loss Aversion in Foreign Policy,” doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, 1997 (Advisors: Stanley Hoffmann and Stephen Peter Rosen)