* Events are listed in reverse chronological order.
Duncan Snidal, October 27, 2016, "International Organizations at Middle Age"
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James D. Fearon, March 10, 2016 (rescheduled from Oct 2015), "Does Contemporary Armed Conflict Have "Deep Historical Roots?"
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David A. Lake, October 23, 2014, "The Statebuilder’s Dilemma: Legitimacy, Loyalty, and the Limits of External Intervention"
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David G. Victor, October 24, 2013, "The Global Climate Crisis: Will International Cooperation be Effective?"
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Helen Milner, October 18, 2012, "Sailing the Water’s Edge: Where Domestic Politics Meets Foreign Policy"
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Jeffry Frieden, October 6, 2011, "The Current Crisis: Analysis and Implications"
Jeffry Frieden is Stanfield Professor of International Peace. He specializes in the politics of international monetary and financial relations. Frieden is the author (with Menzie Chinn) of Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery (2011). Frieden is also the author of Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twientieth Century (2006), of Banking on the World: The Politics of American International Finance (1987), of Debt, Development, and Democracy: Modern Political Economy and Latin America, 1965-1985 (1991), and is the editor or co-editor of over a dozen other books on related topics.
Lars-Erik Cederman, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, and Detlef Sprinz, October 21, 2010 - "The Future of International Relations"
Beth Simmons, October 22, 2009 - "Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics"
Michael W. Doyle, October 23, 2008 - "The United Nations: A Global Constitution?"
Robert Keohane, October 18, 2007 - "Voice, Exit, Loyalty, and the Reform of Multilateral Institutions."
Jack L. Snyder, 2006, "Trials and Errors: Strategies for the Rule of Law."
An adapted, updated version of Jack Snyder and Leslie Vinjamuri, "Trials and Errors: Principle and Pragmatism in International Justice," International Security, winter 2003-04. The text of the article is available on the web.
David Kay, October 20, 2005 - "What is the Future of Non-Proliferation?"
Efforts to prevent additional States, beyond the initial five, from acquiring nuclear weapons first emerged as the dominant thrust of American arms control policy during the Kennedy Administration. The belief at that time that more than twenty additional states might within a decade acquire nuclear weapons led to the rapid adoption of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and by the mid-1980's this threat seemed to subside. Arms control attention turned to first the daunting stability problems posed by the huge nuclear arsenals of the US and the USSR and subsequently, as the USSR broke apart, how to meet the challenges of a disintegrating nuclear superpower. The revelations of Iraq's efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction revealed in the aftermath of Desert Storm, South Africa's admission of its own nuclear program, Pakistan and India's open testing of nuclear weapons, revelation of North Korea's efforts to acquire nuclear weapons and doubts as to the intentions of Iran have all contributed to a new sense of pessimism about the ability to craft an effective non-proliferation policy. If these open challenges were not enough, we are also having to face the emergence of a global blackmarket in materials and technology for WMD, non-nation state actors seeking WMD and new threats, particularly in the biological area, that may be easier than nuclear to acquire and more frightening in their consequences.
Against this background it is important to examine what worked, what did not work and why when the non-proliferation regime seemed to be effective. This will provide the basis for understanding what sort of structure of treaties, laws, policies, coalitions and military capabilities will be required to address the future of proliferation and make possible a future of non-proliferation.
Edith Brown Weiss, February 3, 2005 - "Making International Financial Institutions Accountable."
Kathryn Sikkink, January 28, 2004 - "Beyond the Boomerang: International Relations Theory and Foreign Human Rights Trials."
Anne-Marie Slaughter, November 14, 2002 - "A New World Order: Global Governance through Government Networks."
Charlotte Ku, January 24, 2002 - "Global Governance and the Changing Face of International Law."