End Notes

  • Fall 2018
End Notes
FALL 2018 : précis End Notes
December 10, 2018


Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science M Taylor Fravel participated in Track II US-China Maritime Security Dialogues in Beijing, China, in December.

SSP Senior Advisor Jeanne Guillemin presented her research on the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal at the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis University on September 25th, and at the MIT SSP Wednesday Seminar on September 26th.

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Se Young Jang presented “Extended Nuclear Deterrence and Decoupling Fears in Asia: South Korea and Japan,” at the Frederick S Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University on October 25th. Jang also presented “Nuclear Re-proliferation and Reversal: The Change of South Korea's Nuclear Strategy Under US Carter and Reagan Administrations,” Stanton Nuclear Security Seminar in Washington, DC, on October 18th, and “Strengthened but Limited: Canada’s Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy towards Argentina and South Korea in the 1970s,” at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, University of Toronto, on September 22nd. 

Marika Landau-Wells received her doctoral degree and the Lucian Pye Award for best dissertation from MIT's Political Science Department. She received a Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab postdoctoral fellowship to support one year of neuroscience research (2018-2019) at MIT. Dr Landau-Wells will join the Travers Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley as an Assistant Professor in July 2019. In November 2018, she presented “Danger is What We Make of It: The Role of Threat Perception in Shaping National Security Preferences” at the University of Chicago's Workshop on International Politics.

PhD Candidate Phil Martin received a research grant in August 2018 from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Political Inclusion and Accountability Program to implement a survey in former rebel territory in Côte d’Ivoire. Martin also presented a paper, ”Ex-Rebel Commanders and Postwar Statebuilding: Subnational Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire” at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Dissertation workshop on Militaries and Democratization, in Boston in August and at the Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) at Harvard University on November 16.

Associate Professor of Political Science Vipin Narang was interviewed on WBUR’s Radio Boston by Meghna Chakrabarti in advance of the US-North Korea nuclear summit in Singapore, in June 2018.

PhD Candidate Reid Pauly presented “Elite Aversion to the Use of Nuclear Weapons: Evidence from War-Games,” at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA in August. Pauly also presented work from his dissertation project “Coercive Assurance,” at Seoul National University, South Korea, and at Yale University.

Ford International Professor of Political Science Ben Ross Schneider presented “Teacher Unions, Clientelism, and the Fraught Politics of Education Reform in Middle-Income Countries” at Georgetown University in October 2018.

Associate Professor of Political Science David Singer presented “Attitudes toward Internal and Foreign Migration: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in China” at the Columbia University International Politics Seminar (CUIPS) in September. Along with Associate Professor of Political Science In Song Kim, Singer hosted the annual meeting of the International Political Economy Society (IPES) at MIT in November.

Professor of History Elizabeth Wood received a grant to study “Collaborative Russian-US Science Projects: An Analysis of Best Practices,” from MIT Skoltech Seed Fund, along with Irina Dezhina, Group Leader, Science and Industry Policy Group, Skoltech; and Ellie Immerman, a HASTS graduate student at MIT. Wood also presented “When Emotions Become Sacred: Moving Beyond the Instrumental in Studying WWII and Memory” at the Memory and History Kennan Alumni Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia, in October 2018.

Fulbright visiting scholar Tiejun Yuwas quoted by the New York Times in an article “Japan and China, Asian Rivals, Are Trying to Get Along” on October 24th, and again in an article “Shinzo Abe Says Japan Is China's 'Partner,' and No Longer Its Aid Donor” on October 26th. Yu also presented “The Sino-US 'Cold War' and Uncertainties in East Asian Security” at the Fletcher School at Tufts University in November.


PhD Candidate Marsin Alshamary (with Safwan Al-Amin), "Who to blame for the protests in Basra, Iraq?The Washington Post Monkey Cage (September 14, 2018).

Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science Suzanne Berger, "Brand New Left, Same Old Problems: What Populism Can and Can’t Achieve," Foreign Affairs, Vol 97, No 5, pp. 212-216 (October 2018).

PhD Candidate Mayumi Fukushima and Ford International Professor of Political Science CIS Director Richard Samuels, "Japan’s National Security Council: Filling the Whole of Government?International Affairs, Vol 94, No 4, pp 773—790 (July 2018). 

SSP Senior Advisor Jeanne Guillemin, "C.P. Snow, Sputnik and the Cold War," European Review (February 2019).

___________ "From Reviled Poisons to State Arsenals: The Un(necessary) Proliferation of Chemical Weapons." In Alex Mankoo and Brian Rappert, eds, Chemical Bodies: The Techno-Politics of Control. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 

___________ "The 1925 Geneva Protocol: China’s CBW Charges Against Japan at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal." In Bratislav Friedrich et al, eds, One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare: Research, Deployment, Consequences. New York: Springer Open, 2017.

Principal Research Scientist Eric Heginbotham, China’s Strategy in Southeast Asia.“ In Joshua Eisenman and Eric Heginbotham, eds, China Steps Out: Major Power Engagement with the Developing World. New York: Routledge, 2018. 

Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft Fellow William James, "Déjà vu? “Global Britain” vs. the continental commitment," The National Interest (October 2018).

___________ "Review of: The Evolution of Modern Grand Strategic Thought by Lukas Milevski,Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol 41, No 7, (September 2018).

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Se Young Jang, "Rapid Round-up: Trump-Kim Summit," Policy Forum, Asia & the Pacific Policy Society (June 13, 2018). 

PhD graduate Marika Landau-Wells, "High Stakes and Low Bars: How International Recognition Shapes the Conduct of Civil Wars," International Security, Vol 43, No 1, pp 100-137 (Summer 2018).

Fulbright Visting Scholar Cagla Luleci, "Domestic Threats and Foreign Policy Agenda: A Security Perspective on Turkey’s Iran Policy," British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol 45, No 5 (2018). 

PhD Candidate Phil Martin, "Security Sector Reform and Civil-Military Relations in Postwar Côte d’Ivoire," African Affairs, Vol 117, No 468, pp 522-533 (July 2018).

PhD Candidate Reid Pauly, "Would US Leaders Push the Button? Wargames and the Sources or Nuclear Restraint," International Security, Vol 43, No 1, pp 151-192 (Fall 2018).

Ford International Professor of Political Science and SSP Director Barry Posen, "This 9/11, end the Afghanistan War," USA Today (September 10, 2018).

___________ "The Diffusion of Power and the Organization of the US National Security Establishment." In Heidi B Demarest and Erica D Borghard, eds, US National Security Reform: Reassessing the National Security Act of 1947. New York: Routledge, 2018.

SSP Senior Advisor Carol Saivetz, "Setting Expectations for the Helsinki Summit," Lawfare (July 2018).

Ford International Professor of Political Science and CIS Director Richard Samuels (with James Schoff), "Japan’s Nuclear Hedge: Beyond ‘Allergy’ and ‘Breakout’." In Demetrios James Caraley and Robert Jervis, eds, The Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: Extending the US Umbrella and Increasing Chances of War. New York: The Academy of Political Science, 2018.

Ford International Professor of Political Science Ben Ross Schneider (with Mansueto Almedia and MIT Alumnus Renato Lima de Oliveira)"Left Government, Business Politics, and the Revival of Industrial Policy in Brazil." In Barry Ames, ed., Handbook on Brazilian Politics. New York: Routledge, 2018. 

PhD Candidate Meicen Sun (with Jacob Sotiriadis), "Why the US and China Can't Get to Yes (Even When They Could)," The Diplomat (November 19, 2018).

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Paul Van Hooft (with AFreyberg-Inan), "Europe May Be Done with Power, but Power Is Not Done with Europe: Europe During an Era of American Unipolarity and of Relative Decline." In R. Belloni et al, eds, Fear and Uncertainty in Europe.London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2019.