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thumbnail image Effective 29MAR21, SIGS adopts a new name: the Graduate School of International and Defense Studies (IDS)
The 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

thumbnail image Divided We Fall: Why the ‘America First’ Policy Has Created New Problems; Article by Professor Zachary Shore
Professor 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

thumbnail image New Atlantic Council Article by Scott Jasper: Why Foreign Election Interference Fizzled
Dr. Scott Jasper on why foreign election interference in the US 2020 election fizzled. Read More

thumbnail image NSA Scott Jasper on Russian Influence on the American Vote
In 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

thumbnail image NSA Professor Rachel Sigman Awarded 2020 Hamming Teaching Award
NSA 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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book cover Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan: Fifth Edition
Author: Thomas H. Johnson and the late Ludwig W. Adamec
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 ...

book cover Maritime Strategy and Naval Innovation: Technology, Bureaucracy, and the Problem of Change in the Age of Competition
Author: Alessio Patalano and James A. Russell
"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."

book cover When Blame Backfires: Syrian Refugees and Citizen Grievances in Jordan and Lebanon
Author: Anne Marie Baylouny
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.

book cover Countering Russian Cyber Operations: At the Boundaries of Conflict
Author: Scott Jasper
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.

book cover Mao's Third Front: The Militarization of Cold War China
Author: Covell Meyskens
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.

book cover The Oil Wars Myth
Author: Emily Meierding
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.

book cover Eternal Dawn: Turkey in the Age of Atatürk
Author: Ryan Gingeras
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.

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