The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship (under contract, W.W. Norton and Company, April 2018).

Power in a Complex Global Systemco-editor with Louis W. Pauly (Routledge, 2014).

American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 5th edition 2013) 4th edition 2010, 3rd 2006, 2nd 2004, 1st 2000.

The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideasco-authored with Steve Weber (Harvard University Press, 2010).

Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized: Preventive Diplomacy in the Post-Cold War Worldeditor and contributor (Rowman and Littlefield and Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, 1999).

With Friends Like These: Reagan, Bush and Saddam, 1982-1990(New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 1994).

Foreign Military Intervention: They Dynamics of Protracted Conflicteditor and contributor, with Ariel Levite and Larry Berman (New York: Columbia University Press, 1992; paperback edition, 1994).

Pipeline Politics: The Complex Political Economy of East-West Energy Trade (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1986).


Book Reviews:

Obama’s World: Judging His Foreign Policy Record,” in H-DIPLO, June 3, 2016.

Theories of International Relations and ZombiesDaniel Drezner in Perspectives on Politics (March 2012).



“Strategic Recalibration: A Palmerstonian Middle East Strategy,” in Order from Ashes: New Foundations for Security in the Middle East, Michael Wahi Hann and Thanassis Cambanis (New York and Washington: The Century Foundation and Brookings Institution, 2018).

“The Liberal Order Isn’t Coming Back” What Next?”, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, forthcoming Spring 2018.

Roundtable on Brooks and Wohlforth, America Abroad, H-Diplo (forthcoming 2018).

Trump’s Global Foreign Policy Is Bad for Asia,Global Asia, Winter 2017.

Public Opinion and Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy: Initial Assessment,” in H-Diplo/ISSSF, Policy Roundtable, Public Opinion and the Trump administration’s Foreign Policy, Sarah Kreps (ed.), 27 September 2017.

Global Governance, the United Nations and the Challenge of Trumping Trump,” Global Governance 23 (2017).

“The Trump World in Context: The United States and Northeast Asian Strategic Order,” Global Asia, Winter 2016.

The United States and R2P: Challenges of Policy Prioritization, Bureaucratic Institutionalization, Strategy, and International Collaboration,” in The Oxford Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect, Alex Bellamy and Tim Dunne, editors, Oxford University Press, 2016.

Strategic Recalibration: Framework for a 21st Century National Security Strategy,” The Washington Quarterly (Winter 2014).

The Obama Administration and R2P: Progress Problems and Prospects,” Global Responsibility to Protect 4:2 (2012).

Global Governance in a Copernican World,” Global Governance 17 (June 2012), based on John Holmes Memorial Lecture delivered to Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS).

Accepting Limits: How to Adapt to a Copernican World,” Democracy: A Journal of Ideas (Winter 2012).

Beware the Duck Test,” Washington Quarterly, Summer 2011.

Metternich of Arabia,” National Interest Online, June 29, 2011,

Bridging the Beltway-Ivory Tower Gap,” with Ely Ratner, International Studies Review, Special Presidential Issue 13:1 (March 2011), ISA President Thomas G. Weiss and 2010 Program Chair Elizabeth DeSombre (eds.).

Coercive Diplomacy: Scope and Limits, Theory and Policy,” in Victor Mauer and Myriam Dunn Cavelty, eds., The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies (London: Routledge, 2009).

Policy Planning: An Integrative Executive Branch Strategy,” in Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy, Daniel W. Drezner (ed.), Brookings Institution Press, 2009.

America’s Hard Sell,” with Steven Weber, Foreign Policy, 169 November/December 2008 (cover story).

America’s Global Role after Bush,” Survival 49:3 (Autumn 2007).

Who ‘Won’ Libya? The Force-Diplomacy Debate and Its Implications for Theory and Policy,” International Security 30:3 (Winter 2005-06), with Christopher A. Whytock.

Yet Again: Humanitarian Intervention and the Challenges of ‘Never Again‘,” in Leashing the Dogs of War: Conflict Management in a Divided World, eds. Chester Crocker, Fen Hampson & Pamela Aall (U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2007).

Tough Love Multilateralism,” The Washington Quarterly 27 (Winter 2003-04).

Policy Planning: Oxymoron or Sine Qua Non for U.S. Foreign Policy?” with Andrew Bennett, in Good Judgement on Foreign Policy, Deborah Larson & Stanley Renshon, eds. (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

The Need for Praxis: Bringing Policy Relevance Back In,” International Security 26 (Spring 2002).

Still Pretty Prudent: Post-Cold War American Public Opinion on the Use of Military Force,” with Rebecca L. Britton, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 42 (August 1998).

“Still Pretty Prudent: Post Post-Vietnam American Opinion on the Use of Military Force,” International Studies Quarterly 36 (March 1992).

The Reagan Administration and Coercive Diplomacy: Restraining More Than Remaking Governments,” Political Science Quarterly 106 (Spring 1991).

“Discrepant Responses to Falling Dictators: Presidential Belief Systems and the Mediating Effects of Bureaucratic Politics,” Political Psychology 11 (June 1990).

American Commitments in the Third World: Theory vs. Practice,” International Organization 41.4 (Autumn, 1987).

From Consensus to Conflict: The Domestic Political Economy of East-West Energy Trade,” International Organization 38:4 (Autumn, 1984).

“Khrushchev’s Oil and Brezhnev’s Natural Gas Pipelines: The Causes and Consequence of the Decline in American Leverage over Western Europe,” in Will Europe Fight for Oil? Energy Relations in the Atlantic Area, ed. Robert J. Lieber (New York: Praeger, 1983).