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.

China: Making an Adversary

November 01, 2011

“China: Making an Adversary.” International Politics 48.6 (November 2011) p. 647-666.

Nationalism: The Communitarian Block

October 01, 2011

“Nationalism: The Communitarian Block.” Brown Journal of World Affairs 18.1 (Fall/Winter 2011) p. 229-247.

Lessons of America’s ‘Decline’

October 01, 2011

“Lessons of America’s ‘Decline’.” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 48.2 (October 2011) p. 173-187.

Should We Support Illiberal Religious Democracies?

October 01, 2011

“Should We Support Illiberal Religious Democracies?” The Political Quarterly. 82.4 (October-December 2011). p. 567-573.

On a Communitarian Approach to Bioethics

October 01, 2011

“On a Communitarian Approach to Bioethics.” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 32:5 (October 2011). p. 363-374.

Cybersecurity in the Private Sector

September 01, 2011

The nation's bussinesses manage a significant share of online activity related to national security and must play a larger role in ensuring the overall integrity of the system.

No Passport Needed

September 01, 2011

“No Passport Needed.” Canadian Naval Review. 7.3 (Fall 2011). p. 10-14

Citizenship in a Communitarian Perspective

September 01, 2011

“Citizenship in a Communitarian Perspective.” Ethnicities. 11.3 (September 2011). p. 336-349.

Toward a Nonviolent, Pluralistic Middle East

September 01, 2011

“Toward a Nonviolent, Pluralistic Middle East.” Middle East Quarterly. 18:4 (Fall 2011). p. 27-38.

The Unwarranted Attack on Social Safety Nets

July 01, 2011

Do we really have to cut social programs to save the budget? Of course not, answers this long-time observer.

Are the Leaders of Iran "Rational Actors" Or, Can Iran be Deterred?

June 30, 2011

Rarely are foreigh policy deliverations more affected by what seem like academic discussions, matters of definitions and debates that sound like scholasticism, than when one seeks to determine whether the leaders of a given nation are rational actors. 

On Communitarian and Global Sources of Legitimacy

May 16, 2011

Although the concept of legitimacy is widely invoked in social science literature, political disclosure, and common parlance, key empirical and normative questions about legitimacy are often left far from answered, especially "Legitimated by whom?" and "Legitimated by what criteria?"