GRADUATE STUDENT | JOSH ITZKOWITZ SHIFRINSON
Josh Itzkowitz Shifrinson is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science and an affiliate of the MIT Security Studies Program. His dissertation, entitled "Life on the Downward Slope: Explaining State Decisions to Support or Exploit Declining Great Powers," examines the consequences of relative decline for modern great powers. Additional research interests include the use of force, military innovation, and energy security. His work has appeared in International Security, The Journal of Political and Military Sociology, and other sources, and has been supported by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and MIT Center for International Studies. Josh is a 2006 graduate of Brandeis University and has worked with the Rand Corporation and Crown Center for Middle East Studies.
"Wither Command of the Commons? Choosing Security Over Control." with Sameer Lalwani. New America Foundation. September 2011. (pdf)
"A Crude Threat: The Limits of an Iranian Missile Campaign Against Saudi Arabian Oil," with Miranda Priebe. International Security, Summer 2011.
Alternatives for Commanding the Global Commons, with Sameer Lalwani. New America Foundation Policy Paper (forthcoming, 2011).
"Much Ado About Decline," Precis, MIT Center for International Studies (Fall 2010). (pdf).
"Civil-Military Relations in Israel and Turkey," with Metin Heper. Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Winter 2005/6), pp. 231-248. (pdf).
"The Kurds and Regional Security: Assessing Developments since the Iraq War," Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Middle East Brief, No. 14 (December 2006). (pdf). .