Historical Roots of Contemporary International Issues

Funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation, this series supports scholars in the early stages of their careers who are working in international history, political science, or security studies, and whose scholarship investigates the origins of contemporary debates, conflicts, and crises.

  • “The Historical Roots of Environmental Conflict in Estonia” - Matthew Auer
  • “At What Volume Does Scotland’s Voice Compel Attention?” - Stephanie Barczewski
  • “The Declining Fortunes of the French National Front, 1993-1994” - Matthew Dowling
  • “The European Union and the 21st Century” - Pat Dunay
  • “‘Lost an Empire, Found a Role’: British Foreign Policy at the End of the Twentieth Century” - Jeremy Fielding
  • “Forever in the Shadow of Churchill?: Memory of World War Two at the End of the 20th Century” - Nile Gardiner
  • “Brazil and the Charges of Genocide against its Indigenous Population” - Seth Garfield
  • “Ethnicity in International Conflicts: Revisiting an Elusive Issue” - Victor-Yves Ghebali
  • “From Golden Triangle to Economic Quadrangle: Evaluating Economic Development Schemes in the Upper Mekong Basin from a Historical Perspective” - C. Patterson Giersch
  • “Russia and the South Slav Republics: The Contemporary Relationship” - Paul Jukic
  • “Expanding NATO: The Struggle for Answers and the Implications for Stability in Europe” - Mark Lawrence
  • “East Central Europe: The Unbearable Tightness of Being” - André Liebich
  • “Britain, New Labour, Europe and the Euro: Current Policy and Historical Perspectives” - Richard A. Lofthouse
  • “Echoes of a Recent Past: Contemporary French Anti-Americanism in Historical and Cultural Perspective” - Darrin McMahon
  • “Security Issues for Russia in the New International Context” - Ambassador Yuri Nazarkin
  • “Blowback From Afghanistan: The Historical Roots” - Charles Norchi
  • “Contraband Trades of Southeast Asia” - Eric Tagliacozzo
  • “Conflict Management and European Security: The Problem of Collective Security” - Fred Tanner
  • The Festival of Free Space: Berlin 1951 - Nicholas Rutter
  • One Court’s Freedom Fighters is Another Court’s Terrorist: Political Crimes of Extradition at the Turn of the Twentieth Century - Katherine Unterman
  • Recasting the Italian: The Influence of Fascist Racism - Eden Knudsen
  • America’s Failed Revolution: Rethinking the Origins of the American Revolution - Justin duRivage

International Security Studies

This Series, supported and administered by ISS, publishes papers by Yale-affiliated scholars who are usually in the early stages of their careers and who are working in contemporary affairs, international history, political science, or security studies.

  • “The Reaffirmation and Redefinition of the U.S.-Japan Alliance After the Cold War” - Zhiming Chen
  • “European Political Identity, The Problem of Anti-Americanism, and the Future of Transatlantic  Relations” - Lars Rensmann
  • “Selecting the Targets of Military Intervention: Eisenhower and the Middle East Crises of 1958”Elizabeth Nathan Saunders
  • “Indianthusiasm, Ethnocentrism, Racism: Germans and Indians, 1790-2005” - Jens-Uwe Guettel

Brady-Johnson Grand Strategy

This Series, supported and administered by the GS Program, publishes papers by students currently or formerly enrolled in the “Studies in Grand Strategy” seminar.