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Introducing Archigos: A Dataset of Political Leaders
Scholars for a long time theorized about the role of political leaders, but empirical research has been limited by the lack of systematic data about individual leaders. Archigos is a new dataset withExpand
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Anti-Americanism and the American World Order
News stories remind us almost daily that anti-American opinion is rampant in every corner of the globe. Journalists, scholars, and politicians alike reinforce the perception that anti-Americanism isExpand
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Is There a Clash of Civilizations? Evidence from Patterns of International Conflict Involvement, 1946-97
This article offers an empirical test of Huntington's thesis in The Clash of Civilizations. Huntington argues that states belonging to different civilizations will have a higher propensity to beExpand
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International Conflict and the Tenure of Leaders: Is War Still Ex Post Inefficient?
Recent work in comparative politics and international relations has shown a marked shift toward leaders as the theoretical unit of analysis. In most of the new theoretical models a core assumption isExpand
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Leaders and International Conflict
1. Introduction 2. When do leaders fight? 3. International conflict and the fate of leaders 4. The fate of leaders and incentives to fight 5. Case studies: fighting for survival 6. Conclusions.
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Peace through Insecurity
The literature on diversionary war has long argued that a leader's tenure considerations play an important role in international conflict behavior. However, for the diversionary use of force to beExpand
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Avoiding Diversionary Targets
This article identifies three common flaws in the empirical literature on the diversionary use of force. First, while theoretical models of the diversionary use of force are built on the motivationsExpand
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A World Without the West? Empirical Patterns and Theoretical Implications
For the first time in a century, a set of large, populous, and increasingly wealthy countries—this time China, India, and Russia—are on the cusp of achieving, or regaining, great power status. WithExpand
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A Crisis Like No Other? Anti-Americanism at the Time of the Iraq War
This article tests a series of hypotheses that probe whether the crisis over Iraq has profoundly altered the popular perceptions of the United States abroad. Using survey data from Britain, France,Expand
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