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Unpublished Work

I am currently working on two distinct issues: First, I am in the early stages of a research project that I hope will result in a series of articles and a major book on the growing estrangement between academic social science and national security policymaking. Second, I am coordinating a project taking stock of what we know, and what we need to know, about the role of religion in international relations.


“What Do Policymakers Want From Us? Results of a Survey of Current and Former Senior National Security Decision-makers,” International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 4 (December 2014): [forthcoming].

“Democracy and Victory: Very Selective Effects," H-Diplo | ISSF Roundtable, Volume II, No. 12 (2011): 36-63. [PDF ]


“The President’s Intelligence Advisory Board” in Loch K. Johnson, ed., The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), 172-88. [with Kenneth M. Absher and Roman Popadiuk]

“Liberalism and the New Definition of Existential Threat” in Oren Barak and Gabriel Sheffer, eds, Existential Threats and Civil-Security Relations (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009), 37-60.

“Hartz, Huntington, and the Liberal Tradition in America: The Clash With Military Realism” in Suzanne C. Nielsen and Don M. Snider, eds. American Civil-Military Relations: The Soldier and the State in the New Era (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), 91-111.

Scholarly Reviews and Review Essays

“Woodrow Wilson’s War,” The National Interest, No. 99 (January/February 2009): 97-96 [PDF ].

Newspaper, Magazine, Blog Postings, Reviews, and Exchanges

“Neoconservatism Rebaptized,” The American Conservative, November/December 2013, 46-8. [HTML ]

“What comes next: Why secularism fooled me into thinking the two-state solution was likely,” Mondoweiss, November 6, 2013. [HTML ]

“What Do Policymakers Want from Academics?” The Monkey Cage/Washington Post, September 25, 2013. [HTML ]

“Rank Irrelevance: How Academia Lost Its Way,” Foreign Affairs.com, September 15, 2013. [HTML ]

“Kenneth Waltz and the Power of Pure Theory,” The National Interest.org, May15, 2013. [HTML ]

“A Foreign Policy of Humility and Restraint,” Notre Dame Magazine Winter 2012/13, 20. [HTML ]

“Haaretz undermines a foundational myth: FDR abandoned Europe’s Jews,” Mondoweiss, November 5, 2012. [HTML ]

“Bibi’s Chutzpah: The Israeli Prime Minister Crosses a Red Line,” Foreign Affairs.com, September 19, 2012. [HTML ]

“Exorcising George McGovern: How the GOP lost its foreign-policy advantage,” The American Conservative, August 2012, 89. [HTML ]

“Mr. President, Don’t Salute the Troops this 4th of July,” Foreign Policy.com, July 4, 2012. [HTML ]

“Why Hasn’t Jonathan Pollard Applied for Parole?” Mondoweiss, June 15, 2012. [HTML ]

“Inside The Ivory Tower,” Foreign Policy, Jan/Feb 2012. [HTML ]