Foreign Policy

Janine Davidson speaks at CATO’s Book Forum

by Phillip Witteveen March 29, 2013

Marking the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Hayek Auditorium of the CATO institute hosted a panel discussing Fred Kaplan’s new book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War.  The book is the story of revolutionary changes to the practice defense and foreign policy, in order to respond to a new kind of insurgent warfare that was springing up across the globe, in Bosnia, Somalia, and Haiti – and eventually, Afghanistan and Iraq. The protocols and field manuals that sprang up during this time that all fell under what became referred to […]

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‘Coalition Politics’ author Juliet Kaarbo testifies on Scottish Independence

by Phillip Witteveen February 1, 2013

Juliet Kaarbo, author of Coalition Politics and Cabinet Decision Making, testified to the British Parliament on the subject of Scottish independence earlier this month. Kaarbo, senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh specializing in foreign policy, shared her insights on potentially shaping Scotland’s role as a small sovereign state divorced from the United Kingdom, in light of the governing Scottish National Party’s platform of Scottish statehood. The testimony was mostly directed at understanding what Scotland stands to lose if they take what is now 8% of the United Kingdom’s population under their own rule. “Small states,” said Kaarbo, “by definition, have […]

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‘Coalition Politics’ author Juliet Kaarbo on Scottish independence

by Shaun Manning October 26, 2012

Juliet Kaarbo, author of Coalition Politics and Cabinet Decision Making: A Comparative Analysis of Foreign Policy Choices, recently spoke at a conference in Edinburgh debating the issues surrounding the possibility of Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom. Though Scotland gained its own Parliament in 1999 along with some “devolved” powers of state, the question of full independence remains a thorny issue. The Scottish National Party, lead by First Minister Alex Salmond, came to power in 2007 on a promise to hold a referendum independence, though the government has not yet been able to deliver. At “A Question of Independence: Scotland’s […]

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Janine Davidson listed as one of Chronicle’s ‘Academics Who Influence Barack Obama’

by Shaun Manning October 25, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education has released a list, with short biographies, of academics who influence the 2012 presidential candidates, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Press author Janine A. Davidson appears on the Obama side as influential in Foreign Policy and National Security; her book, Lifting the Fog of Peace: How Americans Learned to Fight Modern War, examined how our military adapted to new forms of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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‘Disabled Veterans in History’ named as one of Foreign Policy’s best books on PTSD

by Shaun Manning May 24, 2012

Foreign Policy has selected Disabled Veterans in History for its reading list of best books on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Lt. Col. Robert Bateman writes that this book “a good multinational examination of the history” of disorders affecting veterans and the evolution of “changing attitudes” towards such illnesses. Originally published in 2000, Disabled Veterans in History is an anthology edited by David A. Gerber. A revised and expanded edition, with an afterword by Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D., will be available in June. Visit Foreign Policy for the full reading list.

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