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Republics and Principalities

Edited by Marco Cesa.

in Machiavelli on International Relations

January 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; International Relations. 6303 words.

This chapter presents seven excerpts from Discourses that express Machiavelli’s thoughts on republics and principalities. Topics covered include the recklessness of republican institutions...

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Conclusions

Uri Bar-Joseph and Rose McDermott.

in Intelligence Success and Failure

May 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Political Theory. 4087 words.

The main premise of this book is that in contrast to Wohlstetter’s claim about Pearl Harbor, where the people who were involved in the warning-response process were “honest, dedicated, and...

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The First Dyad

Uri Bar-Joseph and Rose McDermott.

in Intelligence Success and Failure

May 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Political Theory. 29751 words.

The wide gap between the available intelligence regarding Barbarossa and the low level of military readiness indicates that the root of the problem was grounded in the human factor: Joseph...

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The Third Dyad

Uri Bar-Joseph and Rose McDermott.

in Intelligence Success and Failure

May 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Political Theory. 21236 words.

The War of Yom Kippur (October 6–24, 1973) between Israel, Egypt, and Syria was the most intensive and complicated short war in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It started with a...

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Surprise Attack

Uri Bar-Joseph and Rose McDermott.

in Intelligence Success and Failure

May 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Political Theory. 8161 words.

Beginning with a theoretical overview of surprise attacks, we discuss their important role in military strategy and success. We describe our case selection strategy, using criteria based on...

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The Neoclassical Realist Research Paradigm and Its Independent Variable

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro and Steven E. Lobell.

in Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

May 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Political Theory. 10349 words.

This chapter outlines our conception of the international system, including Waltzian structural variables and structural modifiers, and traces the development of neoclassical research...

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The Scope and Domain of Neoclassical Realism

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro and Steven E. Lobell.

in Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

May 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Political Theory. 7805 words.

Chapter 4 presents the range of the dependent variables that neoclassical realism can explain, growing over time from crisis decision-making, foreign policy responses, and grand strategic...

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The Cost-Effectiveness Conundrum

Jennifer C. Rubenstein.

in Between Samaritans and States

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; International Relations. 12938 words.

In making large-scale decisions about resource use, how much weight should INGOs put on considerations of cost-effectiveness? Chapter 6 examines three answers to this question: the...

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Examining the Learning Process

Uri Bar-Joseph and Rose McDermott.

in Intelligence Success and Failure

May 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Political Theory. 9409 words.

We present our theoretical argument for how individuals and organizations are able to learn from failure to a greater or lesser degree based on various psychological factors. Drawing on...

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Neoclassical Realist Intervening Variables

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro and Steven E. Lobell.

in Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

May 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Political Theory. 9631 words.

Chapter 3 details and delimits the range of unit-level intervening variables employed by neoclassical realists. In particular, it identifies four broad classes of intervening variables,...

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Conclusion

S. N. Jaffe.

in Thucydides on the Outbreak of War

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; International Relations. 8690 words.

The Conclusion first examines a handful of claims that Thucydides reveals about the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War in the later books, and then discusses the manner in which the...

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Ethics in Foreign Policy

Dan Bulley.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; International Relations. 10577 words.

Ethics and foreign policy have long been considered different arenas, which can only be bridged with great analytical and practical difficulty. However, with the rise of post-positivist...

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