Obama's New Old Defense Strategy

March 14, 2012

When President Obama unveiled his military budget earlier this year, it was clear that he was essentially putting a new defense strategy on the table. 

The Privacy Merchants: What Is To Be Done?

March 02, 2012

“The Privacy Merchants: What Is To Be Done?” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 14.4 (March 2012) p. 929-951.

Privacy and the Private Realm

March 02, 2012

“Privacy and the Private Realm.” Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research 25.1 (March 2012) p. 57-66

One Size Fits All?

February 28, 2012

As Syria descends into civil war, the international community again finds itself debating intervention: an idea that is at odds with the Westphalian norm of sovereignty. While the United States and Europe have shown themselves willing to intervene with force to prevent humanitarian crises and nuclear proliferation, China has largely opposed such measures. Can China be convinced to support the West’s proposed changes to the world order, or will it cling to the traditional Westphalian norm?

The Case for Decoupled Armed Interventions

February 01, 2012

“The Case for Decoupled Armed Interventions.” Global Policy 3.1 (February 2012) p. 85-93.


January 01, 2012

“Gridlock?” The Forum, 10.3 (2012), article 9.

Rethinking the Pakistan Plan

January 01, 2012

The quest for improvement in the deeply troubled replationship between the United States and Pakistan focuses largely on Pakistan's role in Afghanistan and on the country's approach to governing. 

Legislation in the Public Interest: Regulatory Capture and Campaign Reform

January 01, 2012

“Legislation in the Public Interest: Regulatory Capture and Campaign Reform,” in Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2012. Glenn W. Muschert, Kathleen Ferraro, Brian V. Klocke, Robert Perrucci, and Jon Shefner, editors. (Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee, 2012), pp 11-19.

The Lessons of Libya

January 01, 2012

Early in 2011, an overwhelming majority of American policymakers, opinion makers, and the public were strongly opposed to more military entaglements overseas, particularly a third war in a Muslim country. 


January 01, 2012

“Communitarianism.” In: Ruth Chadwick, editor. Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Second Edition, volume 1. (San Diego: Academic Press, 2012): p. 516–521.

Foreword, Making Accountability Work

December 31, 2011

Accountability deserves much more attention than it has been getting; the book before us makes a major contribution to highlight its importance. It sounds like a dull subject, something having to do with annual reports and accountants. Actually at the heart of the matter is ensuring that actions are carried out in line with legitimate policies, those set by law, in line with ethical precepts, and properly authorized by legislature or corporate board and executive.

Unintended Consequences

December 27, 2011

However good the reasons for our intervention in Libya, we and our allies failed to stop some terrible deeds commiteed by the rebels we supported. 

No Marshall Plan for the Middle East

December 01, 2011

At first blush, the idea that the United States, working with other nations, should initiate, guide, and finance economic development and introduce democratic regimes to the nations of the Middle East—just as it did in post–World War II Germany and Japan—is appealing.

The New Normal

December 01, 2011

“The New Normal.” Sociological Forum. 26.4 (December 2011). p. 779-789.

Changing the Rules

November 01, 2011

Appeared in the November/December 2011 issue (Vol. 9, No. 6) of Foreign Affairs.G. John Ikenberry asks whether China will buy into the prevailing liberal, rule-based international order, which has been promoted and underwritten by the United States (“The Future of the Liberal World Order,” May/June 2011). With regard to one key element of this order, however— the Westphalian norm of sovereignty and nonintervention—he might have inverted the premise.