Mattis' appointment would require special approval from Congress - Peter Feaver on NPR

Monday, December 5, 2016
If you're going to make the exception, you want to make the exception for a general that has thought a lot about civil-military relations and has a sophisticated understanding of civilian control, and Jim Mattis meets that test. He's literally co-edited a book on civil-military relations and,... Read More »

Former UPenn Provost and Professor of Political Science elected 10th President of Duke University

Friday, December 2, 2016
Vincent Price, provost of the University of Pennsylvania since 2009, has been elected Duke University’s tenth president, announced David Rubenstein, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, on Friday.  In addition to being the chief academic officer at Penn, Price is the Steven H.... Read More »

A Simple Rule for Defining Terrorism - David Siegel writes for Political Violence @ a Glance

Friday, December 2, 2016
On Monday, a student at Ohio State – who was also a permanent United States resident from Somalia – injured 11 people on the University’s campus. He did so using both a car and a knife. Because he is Muslim, posted his displeasure at perceived treatment of fellow Muslims on Facebook, and included... Read More »

November Duke Political Science Publications

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Daniel Enemark, Clark C. Gibson, Mathew D. McCubbins, and Brigitte Seim (2016). “Effect of Holding Office on the Behavior of Politicians,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(48): 13690–13695 Reciprocity is central to our understanding of politics. Most political exchanges—... Read More »

"We almost saw a new 'Southern strategy' in the Trump campaign" - Kerry Haynie on NPR

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
NPR's Mara Liasson joins Here & Now to analyze the election results, Donald Trump's victory and President Barack Obama's comments on the race and what comes next. Also joining the conversation is Kerry Haynie, an associate professor of political science and African and African American... Read More »

Kyle Beardsley and Juan Tellez co-author on Columbia's peace referendum for Political Violence @ a Glance

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The narrow failure of the peace referendum in Colombia on October 2nd shocked both the international community and the (“Si”-supporting) Colombian public. The “No” vote represents a substantial victory for a political opposition that built a coalition out of powerful and diverse domestic... Read More »

The election coverage we need and deserve - David Siegel writes for The Hill

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Making counterterrorism more difficult has only a marginally negative effect on our well-being. That's not because terrorist attacks are insignificant to their targets, but because the chance of being the direct target of an attack is tiny. Making the proper functioning of our democracy more... Read More »

"You may not be interested in foreign policy, but foreign policy is interested in you." Peter Feaver & Bruce Jentleson podcast

Monday, November 7, 2016
The (Duke) Chronicle sat down with Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson to discuss foreign policy, the 2016 election and Donald Trump.

John Aldrich signs open letter with 300 other political scientists against Trump, Washington Post reports

Monday, November 7, 2016
As a general rule, political scientists tend to shy away from taking public stands for — or against — candidates that might make them appear partisan or somehow lacking in scientific objectivity. So it’s notable that a large group of political scientists has now signed an open letter warning that... Read More »

How Do Trump Supporters See Black People? Ashley Jardina coauthors in Slate

Monday, November 7, 2016
Our research indicates that many whites see blacks as less human than they see members of their own racial group. More than one-third of whites we surveyed rate black people as “less evolved” than they rate whites. Furthermore, substantial proportions of white respondents say that the terms “... Read More »