Current Research

Ideologies and Islamic Parties: 

Implications for American Security

This book systematically tests the assumptions underlying America’s
strategy of regime promotion in the Middle East, most notably whether or
not Islamic liberals tend to be significantly more supportive of US
interests than Islamic illiberals. Using comparative case study methods,
I ascertain if different ideological groups in four Islamic countries
(Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Turkey) tend to have significantly
different international policies toward the United States, with Islamic
liberals and reformers much more cooperative than illiberals.

American Security in an Aging World:

This book examines the security
implications for the United States created by global population aging. It
explores such things as the relationship between population aging on the
one hand and economic growth, military spending and budget allocations,
international terrorism, and domestic liberalization on the other.