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Security policy choices: Foreign policy behavior as a function of threat, capability and governmental structure
This study presents a theoretical model of state security policy choice under varying conditions of external threat and domestic political competition. This model specifies a set of conditions associated with state capability, ...
"Falling to peaces": Conciliatory agreements and the durability of peace
States often experience disagreements such as competing territorial claims. Sometimes they attempt to address these differences by negotiating explicit, written settlements. Can these agreements help ensure a durable peace? ...
Explaining the commercial peace: Costs, information, and signaling
Over the last several years, dozens of quantitative studies have analyzed the relationship between economic interdependence and conflict. Most studies show that it decreases the likelihood of war. This thesis delves more ...
Non-state actors and political conflict
In the vast majority of international relations literature, states are assumed to have a monopoly on the use of force throughout their territory. However, states are increasingly facing considerable security challenges ...
Target types and the efficacy of economic sanctions
This study of economic sanctions examines the contribution of the target country to sanction outcomes. The theoretical foundation of this research is predicated on the role that target country political attributes play in ...