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Roundtables are where we get to hear from multiple experts on either a subject matter or a recently published book. These collections of essays allow for detailed debates and discussions from a variety of viewpoints so that we can deeply explore a given topic or book.

1. Introduction: Selling a Revolution Gregory Brew On Aug. 19, 1978, hundreds of people packed into the Cinema Rex theater in Abadan, Iran. The movie that night was The Deer, a 1974 film by acclaimed Iranian director Masoud Kimiai. Twenty minutes into the picture, a group of men locked the doors and set fire to […]

1. Introduction: Scientific Expertise, Bureaucratic Politics, and Nuclear Intelligence Galen Jackson In The Nuclear Spies: America’s Atomic Intelligence Operation Against Hitler and Stalin, Vince Houghton seeks to explain why the United States succeeded in producing valuable intelligence on Nazi Germany’s nuclear weapons program but failed to do so in the case of the Soviet Union.1 […]

Why would a state that lacks nuclear weapons choose to fight a state that has them? In this roundtable, our authors evaluate Paul Avey’s explanation for this phenomenon.

In this roundtable, a number of distinguished scholars who were influenced by Colin Gray remember the man and the scholar who passed away in February at age 76.

In this roundtable, four authors review Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson’s Rising Titans, Falling Giants, which looks at relations between ascendant states and great powers in decline.

Last fall, Perry World House hosted a two-day colloquium titled “How Emerging Technologies Are Rewiring the Global Order.” The essays in this roundtable emerged from a panel on how emerging technologies like AI are changing international politics.

For this retrospective roundtable, we asked our contributors to re-read Robert Jervis’ “The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution,” published in 1989, and discuss how it holds up 30 years after the end of the Cold War.

In this featured roundtable essay for Vol. 3, Iss. 2, Beatrice Heuser writes about the life and work of the late Sir Michael Howard.

In this roundtable, we asked our contributors to review Tyrone Groh’s book “Proxy War: The Least Bad Option” and to discuss the various aspects of conducting proxy war and what makes or breaks it.