PhD Candidate Noel Anderson was awarded a Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship and was accepted into the Tobin Project's fellowship and forum in National Security. He presented a paper, "Explaining Changing Trends in the Incidence of Civil War: External Military Assistance, Competitive Interventions, and the Duration of Intrastate Conflict," at the International Studies Association conference in Toronto in March, and a co–authored paper (with Alec Worsnop), "Battle Death Thresholds, Varieties of Violence, and Civil War Research: Reassessing the Link between Drug Cultivation and Intrastate Conflict," at the Harvard–MIT–Yale Political Violence Conference in New Haven in April.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Regina Bateson was featured in the MIT News, "Regina Bateson: Crime, punishment and politics: MIT political scientist studies the long–term effects of war on people's social and political behavior," in March.
PhD Candidate Mark Bell presented "Supporting Global Zero: Evidence from Survey Experiments" at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Toronto in March, and "Beyond Emboldenment: The Effects of Nuclear Weapons on State Foreign Policy" at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago in April. He received a World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship from the Smith Richardson Foundation for field research in South Africa during the summer of 2014.
Suzanne Berger, the Raphael Dorman–Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science, opened the Boston Review forum debate, "How Finance Gutted Manufacturing," in April.
In April, CIS Visitor Wenxin Chen participated as a member of the Chinese delegation in the 6th U.S.–China Project on Crisis Avoidance & Cooperation (PCAC) Track 1.5 Dialogue held at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, D.C. The Dialogue was co-hosted by USIP, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), and Fudan University.
Professor of Political Science Nazli Choucri was featured in the MIT News, "Modeling Cyberspace Control Worldwide: Nazli Choucri analyzes issues of governance, politics, and participation in online communications," in March.
PhD Candidate Christopher Clary received a Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program pre–doctoral research fellowship at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School for the 2014–2015 academic year.
Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies Francis Gavin's profile was featured in the MIT News, "In major extension of MIT nuclear policy studies, Gavin begins work as first Frank Stanton Chair," in February.
PhD Candidate Brian Haggerty received an International Security Program pre–doctoral research fellowship at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School for the 2014–2015 academic year. In March, he presented "Strategic Sponsorship: Capability, Cohesion, and Control in State Support for Militant Groups," at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Toronto. He received a World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship from the Smith Richardson Foundation for field research in Lebanon during the summer of 2014.
In March, PhD Candidate David Jae presented his papers, "Untangling the War Puzzle: Alliances, Polarity, and Great Power War" and "Alliance Security as a Public Good: An Experimental Investigation" (co–authored with Kai Quek) at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Toronto.
PhD Candidate Sameer Lalwani presented papers at the International Studies Association Annual Conference in Toronto in March and at the India Security Studies Workshop hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Advanced Study of India in April. He also received a research grant from the Whiting Foundation and accepted a Stanton Nuclear Post-doctoral Fellowship for the 2014–2015 academic year at the RAND Corporation.
PhD Candidate Nicholas Miller served as a discussant at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Toronto in March.
CIS Senior Researcher Thomas Neff was featured in a New York Times profile by William Broad, "From Warheads to Cheap Energy: Thomas L. Neff's Idea Turned Russian Warheads into American Electricity" in January. He was also interviewed on NPR by Tom Ashbrook.
In March, PhD Candidate Amanda Rothschild presented "The Relative Gains Solution: Explaining Great Britain's Decision to Suppress the Slave Trade," and "Expanding Rights in Theory, Risking Protection in Practice: Does R2P Undermine the Genocide Convention?" at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Toronto. She also gave the keynote address at the 2014 Boston College University Fellowships Dinner in May.
SSP Research Affiliate Carol Saivetz was featured on an NECN segment titled "Foreign policy expert: Russia should not take further action in Ukraine" in March.
In April, CIS Research Fellow Mansour Salsabili gave a talk, "The Persian Gulf Free Zone: An Institutional Analysis of Dynamics for Nonproliferation" at MIT's Center for International Studies.
Ford International Professor of Political Science Richard Samuels is a Senior Advisor to a Lincoln Lab project on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief that kicked off in April. The project is designed to develop methods to enhance command and control systems for relief and rescue units responding to civil disasters. In April, he lectured on Japanese foreign and security policy at the University of Nebraska.
Ford International Professor of Political Science Ben Ross Schneider gave a talk "Delicate Dynamic: Business, Government, and Industrial Policy in Latin America" at the conference on Productive Development Policy sponsored by the Secretariats of Finance and Economics, Mexico City in February. He also spoke on "Institutions, Politics, and Business Groups in Europe and the United States" at the conference on Business Groups in the West, Kyoto University in March. He gave book presentations on "Hierarchical Capitalism in Latin America" at Northwestern University in January, Harvard University in February, and at a book panel at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting in Chicago in April.
Associate Professor of Political Science David A. Singer became an Associate Editor of International Studies Quarterly, the flagship journal of the International Studies Association. In March, he discussed the political economy of banking crises at the "Political Economy of Systemic Risk" conference at the London School of Economics.
Ford Professor of Political Science Kathleen Thelen was awarded an honorary degree (doctor honoris causa) by the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
PhD Candidate Alec Worsnop presented "Organization and Community: Determinants of Insurgent Military Effectiveness" at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Toronto in March. He received a World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship from the Smith Richardson Foundation for field research in Vietnam during the summer of 2014.
PhD Candidate Noel Anderson, "Peacekeepers Fighting a Counterinsurgency Campaign: A Net Assessment of the African Union Mission in Somalia," has been accepted for publication in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.
CIS Senior Fellow Christian Caryl, "Imagining Invasion on Vladimir Putin's Doorstep," Foreign Policy.com, April 14, 2014.
Associate Professor of Political Science M. Taylor Fravel, "Chinese signaling in the East China Sea?" (with Alastair Iain Johnston), The Washington Post, April 12, 2014.
Security Studies Program Senior Advisor Jeanne Guillemin, "Lives: An Intellectual Confronts the Problem of Genocide" Journal of Scholarly Publishing Special Issue: "Remembering Irving Louis Horowitz," July 2014, Vol 45, No 4, 373-379
SSP Alumnus Peter Krause, "The Structure of Success: How the Internal Distribution of Power Drives Armed Group Behavior and National Movement Effectiveness," International Security 38, no. 3 (Winter 2013/2014), 72–116.
PhD Candidate Sameer Lalwani co–authored the monograph, Countering Others' Insurgencies: Understanding U.S. Small–Footprint Interventions in Local Context (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2014).
Stanton Nuclear Fellow Christine M. Leah (with Robert Ayson), "Missile Strategy in a Post–Nuclear World," Journal of Strategic Studies 37, no. 2 (January 2014).
________________(with Harvey M. Sapolsky), "Let Asia Go Nuclear," National Interest, April 14, 2014.
________________"U.S. Military Assistance to India: Building Partner Capacity?" Policy Report, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2014.
PhD Candidate Nicholas Miller, "Nuclear Dominoes: A Self-Defeating Prophecy?" Security Studies 23, no. 1 (Spring 2014), 33–73.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Vipin Narang, "Why India must stay the nuclear hand," The Indian Express, April 12, 2014.
CIS Research Fellow Mansour Salsabili, "Leave Iran's Missiles Out of Nuclear Talks," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March 16, 2014.
Political Science Professor Emeritus Harvey M. Sapolsky, "Questions to Ask as we Shrink the Defense Industrial Base," The CIP Report, April 2014, 10–11.
________________ and Eugene Gholz,"End of the Line,"; The National Interest, February 5, 2014.
SSP Alumnus Paul Staniland, Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2014).
Ford Professor of Political Science Kathleen Thelen, Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
SSP Research Associate Jim Walsh, "Crimes Against Humanity: Why We Must Never Become Numb To The Phrase," WBUR: Cognoscenti, February 21, 2014.
________________"The Ukrainian Paradox," WBUR: Cognoscenti, March 21, 2014.
________________"When Your Work Suddenly Comes Home," WBUR: Cognoscenti, April 17, 2014.