Faculty Research

Dan Byman on Six Bad Options for Syria

Professor Dan Byman discusses the crossroads at which Syria and U.S. foreign policy have found themselves thanks to stalemate in Syria and attacks abroad in The Washington Quarterly.

Bruce Hoffman and Dennis Ross Chosen As Winners Of 2015 Jewish Book Award

Professor Bruce Hoffman and Ambassador Dennis Ross had their books chosen as winners of the 2015 Jewish Book Awards. Hoffman’s book “Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle For Israel, 1917-1947” won the prize for Jewish Book of the Year and Ross’s book “Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama” won in the History category.

Erik Voeten on Oil and International Cooperation

Professor Erik Voeten sheds light on uncooperative policies of oil-exporting countries, arguing that the more a country depends on oil exports, the less engaged it will be in international institutions in International Studies Quarterly.

Angela Stent’s Book Named one of Bloomberg’s Best of 2015

Professor and Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies Angela Stent’s most recent book, ‘The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century,’ is listed as one of Bloomberg’s Best Books of 2015.

Bruce Hoffman’s ‘Anonymous Soldiers’ Earns Top Washington Institute Book Prize

Professor Bruce Hoffman’s book “Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947,” a behind-the-scenes look at the tumultuous period leading up to the collapse of British colonial rule in Palestine and the establishment of the Jewish state, has been awarded the gold medal in The Washington Institute’s 2015 Book Prize competition, the research organization announced today.

Susan Martin Discusses Environmental Impact of Refugee Camps

The Caravel interviewed Professor Susan Martin about her State Department sponsored research on the environmental impact of refugee camps. Martin and Professor Mark Giordano, who also received the grant, will examine how the presence of large populations of refugees in camps over long periods of time has affected the quality, quantity, and usage of natural resources.

John R. McNeill on Environmental History and International Affairs

Professor John Robert McNeill spoke with E-International Relations about the impact of environmental history on policy decisions and international relations. On the importance of studying ecological history, he said, “Human history is a subset of ecological history and, for many subjects but not all, best understood within that matrix.”