Prof. Ron Krebs' Publications

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Dept. of Political Science
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Books and Special Issues

• • Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award in International History and Politics, 
            American Political Science Association (2016)
• Giovanni Sartori Book Award, for the best book developing or applying qualitative methods, 
            Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Section, American Political Science Association (2016)
Honorable Mention, Joseph S. Lepgold Book Prize, for an exceptional contribution to the study of international             relations, Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University (2016)
• Honorable Mention, 
Foreign Policy Section Best Book Award, American Political Science Association (2017)

Fighting for Rights: Military Service and the Politics of Citizenship. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006. 
       Series: Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, edited by Robert J. Art, Robert Jervis, and Stephen M. Walt.

Dueling Visions: U.S. Strategy Toward Eastern Europe Under Eisenhower. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2001. Series: Foreign Relations and the Presidency, No. 7, edited by H.W. Brands.


Articles in Refereed Journals

“Divided Priorities: Why and When Allies Differ Over Military Intervention.” With Jennifer Spindel. Security Studies 27:4 (October-December 2018): forthcoming.

“United They Fall: Why the International Community Should Not Promote Military Integration After Civil War.” With Roy Licklider. International Security 40:3 (winter 2015/2016): 93-138.

“How Dominant Narratives Rise and Fall: Military Conflict, Politics, and the Cold War Consensus.” International Organization 69:4 (fall 2015): 809-845.

“Rhetoric, Legitimation, and Grand Strategy.” With Stacie E. Goddard. Security Studies 24:1 (January-March 2015): 5-36.   (un-copy-edited version)

“Tell Me a Story: FDR, Narrative, and the Making of the Second World War.” Security Studies 24:1 (January-March 2015): 131-170.  (un-copy-edited version)

“International Relations and the Psychology of Time Horizons.” With Aaron Rapport. International Studies Quarterly 56:3(September 2012): 530-543.

“Striking the Right Balance: Of High Walls and Divisions of Labor.” Perspectives on Politics 8:4 (December 2010): 1113-1116.

“Talking about Terror: Counterterrorist Campaigns and the Logic of Representation.” With Arjun Chowdhury. European Journal of International Relations 16:1 (March 2010): 125-150.

"The False Promise of the Nobel Peace Prize." Political Science Quarterly 124:4 (winter 2009-2010): 593-625.

“Making and Mobilizing Moderates: Rhetorical Strategy, Political Networks, and Counterterrorism.” With Arjun Chowdhury. Security Studies 18:3 (fall 2009): 371-399.

"The Citizen-Soldier Tradition in the United States: Has its Demise been Greatly Exaggerated?" Armed Forces & Society 36:1 (October 2009): 153-174.

“In the Shadow of War: The Effects of Conflict on Liberal Democracy.” International Organization 63:1 (winter 2009): 177-210.

“Fixing the Meaning of 9/11: Hegemony, Coercion, and the Road to War in Iraq.” With Jennifer K. Lobasz. Security Studies 16:3 (July-September 2007): 409-451.

“Twisting Tongues and Twisting Arms: The Power of Political Rhetoric.” With Patrick T. Jackson. European Journal of International Relations 13:1 (March 2007): 35-66.

“One Nation Under Arms? Military Participation Policy and the Politics of Identity.” Security Studies 14:3 (spring 2005): 529-564.

“Correspondence: Selling the Market Short? The Marketplace of Ideas and the Iraq War.” International Security 29:4 
(spring 2005): 196-202.

“A School for the Nation? How Military Service Does Not Build Nations, and How It Might.” International Security 28:4 (spring 2004): 85-124. {summarized and reviewed in “Military Myths,” The Wilson Quarterly 28:4 (autumn 2004): 93-94.}

“A Debate Miscast, or What Can We Learn From the Case of the EDC?” Security Studies 11:3 (spring 2002): 188-199.

“Perverse Institutionalism: NATO and the Greco-Turkish Conflict.” International Organization 53:2 (spring 1999): 343-377.

“Fuelling Aegean Fires: A Cautionary Tale for NATO Enlargement?” The Harriman Review 11:1-2 (1998): 12-20.

“Liberation à la Finland : Reexamining Eisenhower Administration Objectives in Eastern Europe.” Journal of Strategic Studies 20:3 (September 1997): 1-26.

Essays in Edited Volumes

“Constructivism and the Logic of Legitimation.” With Stacie E. Goddard. In Mariano Bertucci, Jarrod Hayes, and Patrick James, eds., Constructivism Reconsidered: Past, Present, and Future. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018 (forthcoming).

“Democracy in the Crucible of Conflict.” With Robert Ralston. In William R. Thompson, ed., Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018 (forthcoming).

“The Politics of National Security.” In Alexandra Gheciu and William C. Wohlforth, eds., The Oxford Handbook of International Security, 259-273. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

The Binding of Isaac and the Arts of Resistance.” In Beth Kissileff, ed., Reading Genesis: Beginnings, 131-147. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

“Armed Forces and the Polity through the Prism of Power.” In Elisheva Rosman-Stollman and Aharon Kampinsky, eds., Civil-Military Relations in Israel: Essays in Honor of Stuart A. Cohen, 1-28. Lanham: LexingtonBooks, 2014.

“Military Dis-Integration: Canary in the Coal Mine?” In Roy Licklider, ed., New Armies from Old: Merging Competing Militaries after Civil War, 245-257. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2014. (erratum, Figure 15.1)

“The Rise, Persistence, and Decline of the War on Terror.” In James Burk, ed., How 9/11 Changed Our Ways of War, 56-85 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013).

“International Conflict and the Constitutional Balance: Executive Authority After War.” In Elizabeth Kier and Ronald R. Krebs, eds., In War’s Wake: International Conflict and the Fate of Liberal Democracy, 187-210. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

“Introduction: War and Democracy in Comparative Perspective.” With Elizabeth Kier. In Elizabeth Kier and Ronald R. Krebs, eds., In War’s Wake: International Conflict and the Fate of Liberal Democracy, 1-20. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

“Living in Alternate Universes: Divergent Narratives and the Challenge of US-Russian Relations Since the Cold War.” In Timothy Colton, Tim Frye, and Robert Legvold, eds., The Policy World Meets Academia: Designing U.S. Policy Toward Russia, 20-36. Cambridge: American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2010.

“The Enduring Citizen-Soldier Tradition in the United States.” In Stuart A. Cohen, ed., The New Citizen Armies: Israel’s Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective, 7-31. Oxford: Routledge, 2010.

“The Sound of Silence: Rhetorical Coercion, Democratic Acquiescence, and the Iraq War.” With Jennifer K. Lobasz. In Jane K. Cramer and A. Trevor Thrall, eds., American Foreign Policy and the Politics of Fear: Threat Inflation Since 9/11, 117-134. Oxford: Routledge, 2009.

“Demographic Change and the Sources of International Conflict.” With Jack Levy. In Myron Weiner and Sharon Stanton Russell, eds., Moving Targets: Demography and Security, 62-105. New York : Berghahn Books, 2001.

“The Limits of Alliance : Conflict, Cooperation, and Collective Identity.” In Anthony Lake and David Ochmanek, eds., The Real and the Ideal: Essays on International Relations in Honor of Richard H. Ullman, 207-235. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield/Council on Foreign Relations, 2001.

Articles in Non-Refereed Outlets

Democracies Need a Little Help from their Friends.” With James Ron. Foreign Policy, 7 June 2018.

Foreign Funding of NGOs: Why It’s Only Good for Israel.” With James Ron. Ynet, website of the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot (in Hebrew), 18 May 2018. (Published subsequently on Ynet’s English-language site, as “Why Israelis Should Welcome Foreign Funding of their NGOs,” 23 May 2018.)

Why Countries Should Welcome, Not Fear, Foreign Funding of NGOs.” With James Ron. Featured “Foreign Policy Essay,” Lawfare, 13 May 2018. (Republished on OpenGlobalRights, 6 June 2018.)

The Binding of Isaac: A Lesson in Resistance to Power.” The Forward, 2 November 2017.

Why the Nobel Peace Prize Brings Little Peace.” The Conversation, 6 October 2017.

The Dangers of Nationalist Nostalgia.” Foreign Affairs online, 29 May 2017.

Why Trump Won’t Be Able to Lead in Foreign Policy—Even if He Tries.” Featured “Foreign Policy Essay,” Lawfare, 9 April 2017.

Pity the President,” The National Interest 148 (March/April 2017): 34-42.

Does Military Integration After Civil War Keep the Peace?” With Roy Licklider. The Monkey Cage, 
3 April 2016.

“ ‘War on Terror’ Finally Over.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11 September 2011.

“You’ve Won the Nobel Peace Prize. I’m So Sorry.” Washington Post, 10 October 2010.

“Après Louis, Hamid: The Afghan Challenge is Far Tougher.” With Arjun Chowdhury. Foreign Affairs 89:4 (July/August 2010): 169-171.

"Winning the Prize, Losing the Peace." Washington Post, 11 October 2009.

"Dangerous Prize." Foreign Policy (web exclusive), posted 30 July 2009, re-posted 9 October 2009.

“Think Again: Barack Obama and the War on Terror.” With David M. Edelstein. Foreign Policy (web exclusive), posted 19 January 2009.

“Rethinking the Battle of Ideas: How the United States Can Really Help Muslim Moderates.” Orbis 52:2 (spring 2008): 332-346.

“Where Are This War's Winter Soldiers? Why Iraq War Veterans Have Not Had Much Impact on the Debate Over the War.” Slate, posted 7 March 2008.

“Cruel to be Kind: Why Washington Should Not Reach Out to Muslim Moderates.” Slate, posted 3 January 2008.

“The Quest for the Holy Sale: Washington 's Troubling Obsession with Public Diplomacy.” With David M. Edelstein. Survival 47:1 (spring 2005): 89-104.

“It's Time To Get Out of Iraq,” Chicago Tribune , 3 January 2005 . With David M. Edelstein.

Book Reviews

"The Enduring Appeal, and Danger, of World Order-Making in US Foreign Policy: A Review Essay.” Political Science Quarterly 32:4 (winter 2017-2018): forthcoming. Review of Richard Haass, A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order (Penguin Press, 2017).

Review of Shaul R. Shenhav, Analyzing Social Narratives (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015). In European Political Science 16:4 (December 2017): 578-580.

Review of Derek Chollet, The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World (PublicAffairs, 2016). In H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable, 15 September 2017.

Author response, in International Politics Reviews Symposium on Narrative and the Making of US National Security 4:2 (Oct. 2016): 112-116.

Author response to Laurie A. Brand’s review of Narrative and the Making of US National Security, as part of a “Critical Dialogue.” In Perspectives on Politics 14:4 (December 2016): 1164-1166.

Review of Laurie A. Brand, Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015), as part of “Critical Dialogue.” In Perspectives on Politics 14:4 (December 2016): 1166-1167.

Author response, in H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable on Narrative and the Making of US National Security, 28 November 2016.

Review of Brian Rathbun, Diplomacy's Value: Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014). In Journal of Politics 78:3 (July 2016): forthcoming.

Review of Karl P. Mueller, et al., Striking First: Preemptive and Preventive Attack in U.S. National Security Policy (Santa Monica : RAND, 2006). In Political Science Quarterly 122:4 (winter 2007-2008): 666-667.

Review of João Resende-Santos, Neorealism, States, and the Modern Mass Army (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007). In Perspectives on Politics 6:3 (September 2008): 647-648.

Review of Herfried Münkler, The New Wars (Oxford: Polity Press, 2005). In Constellations 13:1 (spring 2006): 125-127.

Review of Stanley Hoffmann with Frédéric Bozo, Gulliver Unbound: America's Imperial Temptation and the War in Iraq (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004). In Political Science Quarterly 120:3 (fall 2005): 509-510.

Review of Rebecca B. Kook, The Logic of Democratic Exclusion: African Americans in the United States and Palestinian Citizens in Israel (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003). In Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 38:2 (winter 2004-2005): 274-275.

Review of Patricia A. Weitsman, Dangerous Alliances: Proponents of Peace, Weapons of War (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004). In International Studies Review 6:3 (September 2004): 496-498.

Review of Laila Parsons, The Druze Between Palestine and Israel , 1947-49 ( New York: St. Martin 's Press, 2000) . In Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 35:1 (summer 2001): 108.

Other Publications

Why Trump Won’t Write the Next American National Security Narrative—But Why You Should Still Be Very Worried.” Duck of Minerva. Posted 5 April 2017.

Interview, APSA International History and Politics Section Newsletter 2:2 (winter 2017): 17-18.

National Security and the 2016 Election: Is Trump the Exception that Proves the Rule? Or Business as Usual?” Part of The Cambridge Guide to Election 2016. Posted 21 April 2016.

Misplaced Faith in Military Integration After Civil War.” With Roy Licklider. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, JFK School of Government, Harvard University, Policy Brief, March 2016.

The Transatlantic Divide: Why Securitization has not Secured a Place in American IR, Why It Should, and How It Can.” With Stacie E. Goddard. Invited contribution to Jarrod Hayes and Eric van Rythoven, eds., Securitization Forum, hosted at the Duck of Minerva. Posted 18 September 2015.

Minerva: Unclipping the Owl’s Wings.” Invited contribution to “The Minerva Controversy,” a Social Science Research Council online forum. Posted 19 November 2008..

“Cuban Missile Crisis.” In Peter Karsten, ed., Encyclopedia of War and American Society (Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2005).

“Racial Integration in the U.S. Armed Forces.” In Peter Karsten, ed., Encyclopedia of War and American Society (Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2005).

“Liberals and Nukes,” The New Republic , 14 & 21 September 1998, 8.