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Joseph Brown promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

Joseph Brown promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

Thursday, October 11, 2018

On 31 September 2018, 2nd year Political Science PhD student Joe Brown promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force. The promotion ceremony was a tri-service affair as the presiding officer was LCDR Dan Struble, US Naval Reserve (Retired) and Associate Dean of the Duke Divinity... Read More about Joseph Brown promoted to Lieutenant Colonel »


Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley will be back - Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Nikki Haley—the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who on Tuesday announced her intention to resign at the end of the year—has a rare quality among Trump administration cabinet officials: She is set to end her time in office with her reputation enhanced, not diminished. Likewise, she has... Read More about Nikki Haley will be back - Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy »


Eddy Malesky

UK House of Lords requests Edmund Malesky's research on corruption

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

In a recent debate about the Bribery Act of 2010, the UK House of Lords solicited expert analysis from Edmund Malesky and Nathan Jensen.  Their statement was entered in as written evidence: "We find that this convention, and more importantly the underlying domestic laws such... Read More about UK House of Lords requests Edmund Malesky's research on corruption »


Duke Cyber Club

The Quantum Threat to Global Security - Justin Sherman writes for Tech4GS

Thursday, September 27, 2018

"From integrating with virtual reality to advancing machine learning towards a 'true' artificial intelligence, quantum computing will likely provide numerous benefits to society. It will also, however, have some drawbacks — primarily, threatening to upend all modern encryption." - Justin Sherman... Read More about The Quantum Threat to Global Security - Justin Sherman writes for Tech4GS »


Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy

The Real Reasons Trump Was Wrong to Revoke Brennan’s Clearance - Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trump’s actions here are not some high-minded effort to protect national security by preventing careless people from having access to classified material. Nor are they merely an attempt to tidy up the messy files of too many people holding security clearances, as National Security Advisor John... Read More about The Real Reasons Trump Was Wrong to Revoke Brennan’s Clearance - Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy »


Kornberg

Allan Kornberg, beloved professor emeritus, passed away

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The first day Allan Kornberg moved into his Duke University office in 1965, he brought his three young children with him, who immediately took to racing down the hallways. The noise brought out longtime political science Chairman Robert Rankin who demanded to know what was going on.... Read More about Allan Kornberg, beloved professor emeritus, passed away »


Paula McClain

Paula McClain elected as next president of the American Political Science Association

Friday, August 17, 2018

Paula D. McClain, professor of political science and dean of The Graduate School, has been elected as the next president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the most prestigious academic organization in the discipline. McClain will serve as president-elect for a year... Read More about Paula McClain elected as next president of the American Political Science Association »


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International Gender Balancing Reforms - Kyle Beardsley et al. publishes new research

Monday, August 6, 2018

Gender balancing in the security sector is an increasingly common reform in postconflict countries, especially in the presence of peacekeeping missions. The UN has repeatedly stressed that increased representation of women in security forces (and other traditionally male-dominated institutions)... Read More about International Gender Balancing Reforms - Kyle Beardsley et al. publishes new research »


Michael Munger write about universal basic income for The Hill

Michael Munger write about universal basic income for The Hill

Friday, July 20, 2018

At a time when even the wealthiest nations face problems of poverty, many analysts are concerned about creating jobs in the “new” economy. Are traditional anti-poverty programs up to the task? I don’t think so. Many people, from diverse viewpoints, are talking about a universal basic income (UBI... Read More about Michael Munger write about universal basic income for The Hill »


Trump's trade war is not going as planned - Grieco and Büthe write op ed for Newsday

Trump's trade war is not going as planned - Grieco and Büthe write op ed for Newsday

Monday, July 16, 2018

President Donald Trump has told us that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” He seems to have thought that just threatening to impose tariffs would bring other countries to their knees, since those countries need access to the vast U.S. market. But his global trade war isn’t going as planned... Read More about Trump's trade war is not going as planned - Grieco and Büthe write op ed for Newsday »


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