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Effective 29MAR21, SIGS adopts a new name: the Graduate School of International and Defense Studies (IDS)
March 29, 2021The main purpose behind this name change is to better signal to both internal and external stakeholders the school’s unique identity and mission of security-focused graduate education on emerging chal... Read More
Divided We Fall: Why the ‘America First’ Policy Has Created New Problems; Article by Professor Zachary Shore
December 4, 2020Professor Zachary Shore’s most recent article, “Divided We Fall: Why the ‘America First’ Policy Has Created New Problems,” appears on The National Interest webpage. In his article, he discusses the un... Read More
New Atlantic Council Article by Scott Jasper: Why Foreign Election Interference Fizzled
November 23, 2020Dr. Scott Jasper on why foreign election interference in the US 2020 election fizzled. Read More
NSA Scott Jasper on Russian Influence on the American Vote
October 30, 2020In a recent and timely article, published by The Conversation, NSA Dr. Scott Jasper reflects on Russia’s influence on America’s upcoming 2020 election. Read More
NSA Professor Rachel Sigman Awarded 2020 Hamming Teaching Award
September 25, 2020NSA Dr. Rachel Sigman has been honored with the 2020 Hamming Teaching Award for her caring dedication to her teaching and students. Read More
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Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan: Fifth Edition
The Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan was long considered a seminal book for Afghanistan studies. This fifth edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The ...
Maritime Strategy and Naval Innovation: Technology, Bureaucracy, and the Problem of Change in the Age of Competition
"The essays in this book highlight the connective tissue between maritime strategy and naval innovation. The cases and perspectives in this collection of essays by some of today’s foremost strategic thinkers are both retrospective and prospective and carry on an intellectual tradition established by the likes of Alfred Thayer Mahan."
When Blame Backfires: Syrian Refugees and Citizen Grievances in Jordan and Lebanon
The recent influx of Syrian refugees has stimulated domestic political action against the Jordanian and Lebanese governments. That is the dramatic argument at the heart of Anne Marie Baylouny's When Blame Backfires.
Countering Russian Cyber Operations: At the Boundaries of Conflict
Russian Cyber Operations provides a critical framework for determining whether Russian cyber campaigns and incidents rise to the level of armed conflict or operate at a lower level as a component of competition.
Mao's Third Front: The Militarization of Cold War China
In Mao's Third Front, Covell Meyskens shows how the militarization of Chinese industrialization linked millions of everyday lives to the global Cold War, merging global geopolitics with local change.
The Oil Wars Myth
In The Oil Wars Myth, Emily Meierding argues that the costs of foreign invasion, territorial occupation, international retaliation, and damage to oil company relations deter even the most powerful countries from initiating "classic oil wars." Examining a century of interstate violence, she demonstrates that, at most, countries have engaged in mild sparring to advance their petroleum ambitions.
Eternal Dawn: Turkey in the Age of Atatürkarchive of previous publications
As a study grounded in largely untapped archival and scholarly sources, Eternal Dawn presents a definitive look inside the development and evolution of Atatürk's Turkey. Rather than presenting the country's founding and transformation as an extension of Mustafa Kemal's life and achievements, scholar Ryan Gingeras presents Turkey's early years as the culmination of a variety of social and political forces dating back to the late Ottoman Empire.