Daniel Altman


Daniel Altman is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College for the 2015-2016 academic year. He has previously been a predoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. His research examines three broad and overlapping areas of International Relations: coercion and crisis, the causes of interstate war, and nuclear proliferation. He is currently working on a book, Red Lines and Faits Accomplis in International Politics, that develops and tests a theory of interstate crises predicated on the strategic competition between challengers seeking opportunities to make unilateral gains by fait accompli and defenders attempting to set red lines to deter these faits accomplis. The project explores this theory in each of three branches: territory, the use of force, and nuclear nonproliferation. His research interests also include the origins of misperceptions that cause war, the logic of trade as a cause of peace, the impediments to war termination, the use of preventive force against nuclear programs, and the efficacy of crisis signaling. For more information, please visit his webpage at http://www.danielwaltman.com/


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