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November 7, 2019

In the aftermath of violent conflict, peace practitioners, policymakers, and foundations spend billions of dollars and decades of time trying to rebuild societies torn apart…

October 13, 2019

After a yearlong process of surveys, focus groups, and analyses, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies is launching its strategic plan for 2019 through 2023, “Interdisciplinary…

October 11, 2019

This is farmland along a river in Bangladesh.

At least, it used to be. 

The stubble on the left is a rice field that used to stretch another 600 meters out into the river. Flooding…

October 10, 2019

Four Mershon affiliates are part of a $300,000 grant from the State Department to create the Serbian Educational Alliance.

The grant, administered…

October 9, 2019

Realism as a theoretical perspective has dominated the study of international relations for centuries. From the sophists and Thucydides, to Machiavelli and Hobbes, E. H. Carr and Hans Morgenthau,…

October 2, 2019

Impeachment is a loaded word. It's also a complicated process, one that most of us probably don't fully understand. 

Did you know, for instance, that a president who is impeached and…

September 27, 2019

Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Vernal G. Riffe Professor in Government and Politics in the Department of Political Science, has been elected as the next president of the American Political Science…

September 19, 2019

Inés Valdez, associate professor of political science, recently received the Stanley Hoffman Award by the American Political Science Association's French Politics section for her article "…

September 12, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, war is not declining, according to a new analysis of the last 200 years of international conflict.

In fact, the belief that war is disappearing has lulled us…