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Recent and Unpublished Work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.
“The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The Liberal Tradition and Obama’s Counter-terrorism Policy,” PS: Political Science and Politics Vol. 43, No. 3 (July 2010): 425-29. [HTML ]
“America’s Liberal Illiberalism: The Ideological Origins of Overreaction in U.S. Foreign Policy,” International Security Vol. 32, No. 3 (Winter 2007/08): 7-43. [Portions reprinted as “The Liberal Roots of the American Empire” in Jocelyen Cesari, ed., Muslims in Europe and the United States After 9/11 (New York: Routledge, 2009), 88-115]. [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
“The Liberal Complex,” The American Conservative, February 2011, 9-10. [HTML ]
“Turkey’s doing It Without the Fez On,” The National Interest, October 26, 2010. [HTML ]
“Why have the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan been so corrosive of civil-military relations?” Foreign Policy.com. October 18, 2010. [HTML ]
“A Third Lebanon War?,” al Adab, Vol. 58, Nos. 9-10, 49 (Fall 2010): [Interview in Arabic].
“It’s Not India,” Mondoweiss, July 10, 2010. [HTML ]
“The Myth of Israeli Strategic Genius,” Mondoweiss, June 4, 2010. [HTML ]
“Liberal Zionism, Oxymoron,” Mondoweiss, May 27, 2010. [HTML ]
“Response to Scott McConnell, ‘Politics is a Matter of the Heart, Which is Why the BDS Social Movement is Important,’” Mondoweiss, May 10, 2010. [HTML ]
“Desch: Bloom Misses the Historical Shift in Antisemitism,”Mondoweiss, May 9. 2010. [HTML ]
“Divestment Diversion,” The American Conservative, June 2010, 37-39. [HTML ]
“Obama and His General,” Foreign Affairs.com, October 27, 2009. [HTML ]
“A Necessary War Taken to Unnecessary Extremes,” Peace Policy, October 1, 2009. [HTML ]
“Getting on Board: How an Obscure Panel Could Fix the U.S. Intelligence Community,” (with Kenneth Michael Absher, Michael C. Desch, and Roman Popadiuk), Foreign Affairs.com, September 19, 2009. [HTML ]
“Apocalypse Not,” The American Conservative, May 18, 2009, 6-8. [HTML ]
“Professor Smith Goes to Washington,” Notre Dame Magazine, Vol. 38, No 1 (Spring 2009): 48-51. [HTML ]
“Do the Troops Love Obama or Hate Him?”Foreign Policy.com, March 25, 2009. [HTML ]
“Remembering Samuel Huntington,” The American Conservative, January 26, 2009, 25-26. [HTML ]