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Here are my publications. See also my work-in-progress.


  • Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation, with Alexandre Debs, Cambridge Studies in International Relations series, Vol. 142 (Cambridge MA: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in November 2016). [publisher | amazon]
    • Review [gated] by Sarah Kreps for International Politics Review, forthcoming;
    • Review by Martin Senn for H-Diplo, July 2017;
    • Advance praise.
  • Theory of Unipolar Politics, Cambridge Studies in International Relations series, Vol. 132 (Cambridge MA: Cambridge University Press, 2014). [publisher | amazon]
    • Review [gated] by Robert O. Keohane for Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2015), pp. 256-257;
    • Roundtable with Michael Beckley, Christopher Layne, Jeffrey Taliaferro, and William Wohlforth, H-Diplo, October 12, 2015;
    • Review [gated] by Brian D. Blankenship for Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 130, No. 1 (2015), pp. 157-158;
    • Review [gated] by Oliver Stuenkel for New Global Studies, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2015) blog;
    • Review [gated] by Austin J. Knuppe for International Politics Reviews, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2014), pp. 61-71;
    • Review by Olivier Schmitt for War Studies Publications blog (in French).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

    • Conflict and Cooperation on Nuclear Proliferation” (with Alexandre Debs), Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 20 (2017): 331-349; [pdf]
    • Lines of Demarcation: Causation, Design-Based Inference, and Historical Research,” with Matthew Kocher, Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 14, No. 4 (December 2016): 952-975; [pdf | appendix]
    • The Strategic Logic of Nuclear Proliferation” (with Alexandre Debs), International Security, Vol. 39, No. 2 (Fall 2014): 7-51; [pdf | appendix]
    • Known Unknowns: Power Shifts, Uncertainty, and War” (with Alexandre Debs), International Organization, Vol. 68, No. 1 (2014): 1-31; [pdf | appendix]
      • Exchange with David Lake at Duck of Minerva blog.
    • Unrest Assured: Why Unipolarity Is Not Peaceful,” International Security, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Winter 2011/12): 9-40; [pdf]
      • Review by William C. Wohlforth for the ISSF Series at H-Diplo.
      • Review by Thanassis Cambanis for the Boston Globe Ideas section, January 22, 2012, pp. K1-2.
      • Review [gated] by Maximilian Terhalle in International Studies, Vol. 48, Nos. 3/4 (2011), pp. 317-324.
    • IR and the False Promise of Philosophical Foundations,” with Keven G. Ruby, International Theory, Vol. 1, No. 1 (March 2009): 15-48; [pdf]

    Book Chapters

    • NATO and Nuclear Proliferation, 1949-1968,” with Alexandre Debs, in Charter of the Edited Volumes North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents, Ian Shapiro and Adam Tooze, editors (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, forthcoming).

    Book Reviews

    • Review of Thomas J. Wright, All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the Twenty-First Century and the Future of American Power (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017), International Politics Review, forthcoming. [pdf]
    • Review of G. John Ikenberry, ed., Power, Order, and Change in World Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), H-Net Reviews, September 27, 2015. [pdf]

    Other Articles

  • We Can Never Study Merely One Thing: Reflections on Systems Theory and IR,” Critical Review, Vol. 24, No. 3 (2012): 343-366. [pdf]
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