Browsing All posts tagged under »peace studies«

Eisenhower: The Chance for Peace

January 21, 2013


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


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 […]

December 9, 2012


Erza has a new website! “Nationalism, no matter if it is Albanian or Serbian, will only lead to further conflicts, insecurity, and possibly even to territorial partitioning (such as possible separation of Northern Kosova).” Erza Aruqaj

Book: Powerful Peace

November 30, 2012


Powerful Peace: A Navy SEAL’s Lessons on Peace from a Lifetime at War (via Amazon) In Powerful Peace, J. Robert DuBois takes on a crucial, unprecedented mission for a U.S. Navy SEAL: the relentless pursuit of interpersonal and international peacemaking. With gut wrenching candor and surprising moments of comedy, he narrates a personal journey through […]

Dempsey’s (Security) Paradox

November 23, 2012


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 […]

Transitions: Captain – Professor

November 15, 2012


Today’s Foreign Policy blog by Micah Zenko spoke to the heart of my PhD admissions essay. When referring to an exchange about cooperation between defense and diplomacy, Gen. David Petraeus noted: “…when it comes to the conflict prevention, that one I have to put my thinking cap on and figure out.” Where is the bridge […]