Welcome

A member of the Government Department’s faculty since 2000, I teach and conduct 2009-0516450121research on international relations, with an emphasis on international security and foreign policy. Before coming here, I taught at Princeton and Georgetown.

I am the author or editor of six books and some 60 articles and chapters on topics ranging from the Cold War to contemporary U.S. grand strategy.  I teach courses in international politics, Russian foreign policy, leadership and grand strategy, violence & security and decision-making. My curriculum vitae has all the details.

At Dartmouth, I’ve served as chair of the Government Department, in the strategic planning process, and on the search committee for Dartmouth’s 18th president, Phil Hanlon.

Beyond Dartmouth, I’ve held fellowships at the Institute of Strategic Studies at Yale, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford, and the Hoover Institution. For six years I served as associate editor and then editor-in-chief of the journal Security Studies.

A lot of my work is relevant to policy.   I participate in a working group sponsored by the National Intelligence Council that is studying strategic responses to U.S. unipolarity.  Our work has figured in several NIC reports, including most recently Global Trends 2030.  I have served as a consultant to the Strategic Assessment Group and the National Bureau of Asian Research.  I routinely lecture and conduct seminars with policy-makers, including, in recent years, the National Defense University, Naval War College, Army War College, George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies, and defense and foreign policy institutes in Germany, Canada, Portugal, Norway, and the United Kingdom.