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Forced to Be Free?: Why Foreign-Imposed Regime Change Rarely Leads to Democratization
Is military intervention effective in spreading democracy? Existing studies disagree. Optimists point to successful cases, such as the transformation of West Germany and Japan into consolidatedExpand
The Roots of the Bush Doctrine: Power, Nationalism, and Democracy Promotion in U.S. Strategy
mocracy is central to the George W. Bush administration’s prosecution of both the war on terrorism and its overall grand strategy, in which it is assumed that U.S. political and security interestsExpand
Building Peace: The Impact of Aid on the Labor Market for Insurgents
Employment growth could reduce violence during civil conflicts. To determine if increased employment affects violence we analyzed varying employment in development programs run by different USExpand
Is There an
Are insurgents affected by new information about the United States' sensitivity to costs? Using data on attacks and variation in access to international news across Iraqi provinces, we identify anExpand
The Roots of the Bush Doctrine
The promotion of democracy is central to the George W. Bush administration’s prosecution of both the war on terrorism and its overall grand strategy, in which it is assumed that U.S. political andExpand
Forced to Be Free ?
gime change by democratic states an effective means of spreading democracy? The answer to this question is of great importance to U.S. foreign policy and the foreign policies of other democraciesExpand
Is There an "Emboldenment" Effect? Evidence from the Insurgency in Iraq
Are insurgents affected by new information about the United States' sensitivity to costs? Using data on attacks and variation in access to international news across Iraqi provinces, we identify anExpand
Primacy and Grand Strategic Beliefs in US Unilateralism
What is the relationship between unipolar power and unilateralism? A de bate is emerging over the character and logic of international order under US primacy, led by the Bush administration'sExpand
Thucydides and Modern Realism
This paper makes two main arguments about the relationship between Thucydides, modern realism, and the key conceptual ideas they introduce to situate and explain international politics. First,Expand
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