Daryl Press received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on international security and U.S. foreign policy. Dr. Press has written on crisis decision making, the sources of credibility in international politics, the effects of technological change on the future conduct of war, the effects of war on the globalized economy, and U.S. foreign policy alternatives. Dr. Press has three ongoing research projects. One is on nuclear weapons: their effects on crisis dynamics during the Cold War, and the changing nuclear balance of power today. A second project examines the impact of selection effects in studies of deterrence and economic sanctions. A third project is on the effectiveness of various strategies of counterinsurgency. Professor Press held postdoctoral fellowships at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford. He is an Associate of the Olin Institute, a consultant at the RAND Corporation, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005). (Buy this book from the publisher)
- "The Credibility of Power: Assessing Threats during the 'Appeasement' Crises of the 1930s," International Security, Vol. 29, No. 2, Winter 2004/05.
- "A Victory, But Little is Gained," New York Times, November 17, 2004 (with Ben Valentino).
- "How to Take Baghdad," New York Times, March 26, 2003.
- "The Myth of Airpower in the Gulf War and the Future of Warfare," International Security, Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2001.
- "The Effects of Wars on Neutral Countries: Why It Doesn't Pay to Preserve the Peace," Security Studies, Vol. 10, No. 4, Summer 2001 (with Eugene Gholz).
- "Lessons from Ground Combat in the Gulf: The Impact of Training and Technology," International Security, Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall 1997.
- "Come Home America: The Strategy of Restraint in the Face of Temptation," International Security, Vol. 21, No. 4, Spring 1997 (with Harvey Sapolsky and Eugene Gholz).