"A certain grasp of military affairs is vital for those in charge of general policy."

–Carl von Clausewitz, On War, Book 8, Chapter 6.
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Thesis Award: Liam Karr

Congratulations to Undergraduate Certificate Program Fellow Liam Karr, recipient of the Guillermo O'Donnell Prize in Comparative Politics for his thesis, "Come Together: The Effects of Exclusion and its Sources on Islamist Parties' Acceptance of Pluralism," advised by Michael Hoffman.

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Thesis Award: Spencer Bindel

Congratulations to Undergraduate Certificate Program Fellow Spencer Bindel, recipient of the Gary F. Barnabo Writing Award and the Stephen Kertesz Prize in International Relations for his thesis, "Ethnic Lobbies and Foreign Policy: A Comparative Study of Ethnic Interest Group Influence," advised by Eugene Gholz.

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Intentions in Great Power Politics

In Sebastian Rosato's new book, he argues that the ramifications of his argument for U.S.–China relations are profound: the future of great power politics is likely to resemble its dismal past.

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Rosato Named Executive Editor of International Security

Rosato Named Executive Editor of International Security

Notre Dame International Security Center Principal Sebastian Rosato is on service leave from June 2021 to January 2022 while serving as Executive Editor (pro tem) of International Security. Based at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, IS is the leading scholarly journal of international security and one of the top journals in international relations more generally. Congratulations to Sebastian and thanks too for his taking on this important position in our field.

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The defense innovation machine: Why the U.S. will remain on the cutting edge

American security policy discussions commonly warn that the United States is falling behind technologically, especially vis-à-vis China. However, the U.S. military remains at the cutting edge because of its well-developed defense innovation system. No nation (or combination) comes close to U.S. investment in defense R&D. Unmatched political concerns about...

Symposium: Time to bring all U.S. troops home from the Middle East

Is the United States truly ready to get its military forces out of the Middle East? Should it? Considering there are upwards of 60,000 troops in the region today, many of them stationed on bases in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, this is a question ripe for debate. In a new paper for the Quincy Institute, University of Notre Dame scholar Eugene Gholz argues in detail that the fundamental reasons for American military involvement there — security, oil, human rights — no longer apply, and that staying there only...  

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