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Eisenhower: The Chance for Peace

January 21, 2013

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In April 1953, the newly inaugurated American President Dwight Eisenhower sought the opportunity after the death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to reduce U.S-Soviet tensions and reduce U.S. defense spending. Washington, D.C. President Bryan, distinguished guests of this Association, and ladies and gentlemen: I am happy to be here. I say this and I mean […]

Reviewing my 2013 Reading List (with an eye toward 2014)

January 1, 2013

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Updated December 2013 I am reviewing my reading list I put together for 2013. It appears that other reading requirements sure got the best of this list. Here’s the list with edits and carry overs for next year’s list: The Revenge of Geography, Robert Kaplan (move to 2014) The New American Militarism, Andrew Bacevich Hybrid […]

Dempsey’s (Security) Paradox

November 23, 2012

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Last week I referred to a Foreign Policy blog post by Micah Zenko and how it relates to my transition from national security studies to peace studies. I’d like to share that post here in its entirety as it is definitely something I am ruminating on. First, the “security paradox” that General Dempsey refers to […]

Mearsheimer and Zakheim Discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb” (Video)

August 3, 2012

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From PBS Newshour: John J. Mearsheimer, a political science professor at the University of Chicago, and Dov S. Zakheim, a former Pentagon official who is now a senior advisor to the Center for Naval Analyses, sit down with PBS’ Judy Woodruff. They discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb,” a recent Foreign Affairs article by Kenneth […]

Infographic: U.S. Military Spending Versus Foreign Aid

July 30, 2012

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 Good media platform published this infographic that portrays U.S. spending on defense and development aide in comparison to other countries. Data is from 2010 and before the recent publication of the new Defense Strategic Guidance and new budget priorities. Development assistance spending and military spending appear to promote two contradictory sets of values: one that builds and one that […]

Multi-Paradigm Conflict Analysis Part 3

May 18, 2012

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A common source of reference is emerging in my study of multi-paradigm conflict analysis: Lederach and Dugan. In Tom Woodhouse and Oliver Ramsbotham’s, Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution, the chapter on “Theoretical Frameworks” discusses an integrated model for peace building based off of John Paul Lederach research. While not squarely meeting the intent of the question […]

Multi-Paradigmatic Conflict Analysis Part 2

May 17, 2012

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Continuing to pull on the thread of “Multi-Paradigmatic Conflict Analysis” I have found a conference paper by Cathryn Thurston that begins to frame the problem.  Professor Thurston suggests that conflict analysis as a constituent part of conflict resolution is neglected. She suggests that conflict interventions have not been designed from the foundation of a comprehensive […]