A Liberal Communitarian Paradigm for Counterterrorism

January 01, 2013

“A Liberal Communitarian Paradigm for Counterterrorism” Stanford Journal of International Law, 49.2, 2013, p. 330-370.

Less is More: The Moral Virtue of Policy Minimalism

January 01, 2013

“Less is More:The Moral Virtue of Policy Minimalism,” Democracy versus Modernization, ed. Vladislav Inozemtsev and Piotr Dutkiewicz, (New York, NY: Rutledge 2013), pp 201-213

The Good Life: An International Perspective

January 01, 2013

“The Good Life: An International Perspective,” There’s a Future: Visions for a Better World, BBVA, January 2013, pp 379-393.

The Devolution of American Power

January 01, 2013

“The Devolution of American Power,” The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Winter 2013, pp 13-34.


January 01, 2013

“Communitarianism,” The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics, ed. Joel Krieger, (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp 221-223.

DNA Tests and Databases in Criminal Justice: Individual Rights and the Common Good

December 06, 2012

This chapter examines several issues raised by the extensive use of DNA tests and databases in advancing public safety. The examination draws on a communitarian perspective that balances the common good with individual rights rather than presuming that rights routinely trump the common good.

Domestic Sources of Global Adhocracy

December 01, 2012

“Domestic Sources of Global Adhocracy,” Social Change Review, December, 2012.

The Limits of Knowledge: Personal and Public

September 01, 2012

“The Limits of Knowledge: Personal and Public,” Issues in Science and Technology 29.1 (Fall, 2012), pp 49-56.

The United States’ Premature Pivot to ‘Asia’

September 01, 2012

“The United States’ Premature Pivot to ‘Asia’,” Society 49.5 (Sept. 2012), pp. 395-399. 美国重返东亚:一个过早的决策 [Chinese Translation]

The End of Rationality?

September 01, 2012

“The End of Rationality?” Contemporary Sociology 41.5 (September 2012), pp. 594-597.

Let us consider these points in a little more detail. Recent research in the social sciences highlights the extraordinary diversity of modes of identity-constitution in the global age.

Learning the Lessons of Afghanistan

August 30, 2012

“Learning the Lessons of Afghanistan,” The National Interest, August 30, 2012.

Little America should be required reading for all military personnel sent overseas, replacing the fake Three Cups of Tea, which was warmly embraced by naive generals who bet on nation building under the guise of the COIN (counterinsurgency) strategy. The book is a detailed report of our failed policies in Afghanistan by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, a leading Washington Post reporter. It uses an early episode in U.S.-Afghan relations as a revealing and emblematic tale of why the United States suffers from a severe case of what I previously called Multiple Realism Deficiency Disorder

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Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy

August 21, 2012

In their book Bending History, authors Martin Indyk, Kenneth Liberthal, and Michael O'Hanlon offer a summary of Obama's foreign policy successes and setbacks during his first 3 years as president.

Rationing by Any Other Name

July 02, 2012

“Rationing by Any Other Name,” Policy Review 173 (June & July 2012) p. 19-28.

The Folly of Nation Building

July 01, 2012

There is a growing consensus that the United States can't afford another war, or even a major armed humanitarian intervention. But in reality, the cost of war itself is not the critical issue. It is the nation building following many wars that drives up the costs.

Rights and Responsibilities: the Intergenerational Covenant

June 02, 2012

“Rights and Responsibilities: the Intergenerational Covenant.” Journal of Comparative Social Welfare 28.2 (June 2012) p. 113-117.