Carnegie Mellon University


Leading thinkers in their respective research areas, affiliates of the Center for International Relations and Politics are firmly committed to improving public policy through distilling policy applications from basic science.  This philosophical orientation to scholarship is reflected in their scientific publications as well as in their popular writings, including opinion essays and smart blogs.  This page showcases affiliates' written work that is particularly relevant to international relations. 


Anderson, Christopher J., Anna Getmansky, and Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler. “Burden Sharing: Income, Inequality and Willingness to Fight.” British Journal of Political Science (2018): 1–17.

Arana, Ignacio. “Comparative Political Elites.” In The Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, edited by Ali Farazmand and Mauricio Olavarría-Gambi. Springer International Publishing, 2018.

Arana, Ignacio and Carolina Guerrero. “The electoral emergence of Latin American first ladies” [In Spanish]. In Mujeres en política: elecciones y protagonistas en perspectiva comparada edited by Lucía Miranda Leibe. FLACSO-Chile, 2018.

Arana, Ignacio and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán. “Strategic Retirement in Comparative Perspective.” Journal of Law and Courts 5, 2 (2017): 173-197.

Arana, Ignacio. “Chile 2016: The Nadir of Democratic Legitimacy?” [In Spanish] Revista de Ciencia Política 37, 2 (2017): 305-334. 

Atran, Scott, Robert Axelrod, Richard Davis, and Baruch Fischhoff. "Challenges in researching terrorism from the field." Science, 355(6323) (2017): 352-354.

Bruine de Bruin, A., and Baruch Fischhoff.  "Eliciting probabilistic expectations: Collaborations between psychologists and economists."  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(13), 3297-3304: (2017)

Canfield, C., and Baruch Fischhoff. "Setting priorities for behavioral interventions: An application to reducing phishing risks." Risk Analysis (2017)

Chin, John J. "The Longest March: Why China’s Democratization is Not Imminent." Journal of Chinese Political Science, 23,1 (2017): 63-82.

Clarke, Colin and Phillip Smyth. "The Implications of Iran's Exanding Shi'a Foreign Fighter Network." The CTC Sentinel, 10, 10 (2017): 14-18.

Clarke, Colin, ed. Terrorism: The Essential Reference Guide. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2018.

Dewitt, B., Fischhoff, B., Davis, A.L., and Hanmer, J. "An approach to reconciling competing ethical principles in aggregating heterogeneous health preferences." Medical Decision Making, 37, 647-656: (2017).

Fischhoff, Baruch.  "Evaluating science communication." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018).

Fischhoff, Baruch, Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Dana Rose Garfin, Roxane Cohen Silver, and E. Alison Holman. "Public understanding of Ebola risks: Mastering an unfamiliar threat." Risk Analysis, 38 (2018): 71-83.

Fischhoff, Baruch. "Breaking ground for psychological science: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration." American Psychologist, 72(2). 118-125: (2017).

Funk, Patrick, Lan Que, Zheng Liang, Kelly S Gallagher, Peter F Cowhey, Erica R.H. Fuchs. "Why China Needs Data Sharing to Address It’s Air Quality Challenge." National Science Review 4, 6. (2017): 794-797.

Getmansky, Anna. "Who Gets What from IOs? The Case of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Technical Cooperation Assistance." International Studies Quarterly, 61, 3 (2017): 596-611.

Getmansky, Anna and Tolga Sinmazdemir. "Settling on Violence: Expansion of Israeli Outposts in the West Bank in Response to Terrorism." ​Studies in Conflict & Terrorism​, 41, 3 (2018): 241-259.

Getmansky, Anna, Tolga Sinmazdemir, and Thomas Zeitzoff. "Refugee Influxes, Xenophobia, and Domestic Politics: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Turkey." Journal of Peace Research​, 55, 4 (2018): 491-507.

Kaltenthaler, Karl, Daniel Silverman, and Munqith Dagher. "Identity, Ideology, and Information: The Sources of Iraqi Support for the Islamic State." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism (2018)

Kelly, Terrence, James Dobbins, Barbara Sude, and Ben Connable. "Knowing the Enemy: Understanding the Islamic State and Principles for Defeating It." Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation (2017).

Lessem, Rebecca. "Mexico–U.S. Immigration: Effects of Wages and Border Enforcement." The Review of Economic Studies (2017).

Mohan, D., Fischhoff, B., Angus, D.C., et al.  "Serious video games may improve physicians’ heuristics in trauma triage."  Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (2018).

Nedal, Dani and Daniel Nexon. “Anarchy and Authority: International Structure, the Balance of Power, and Hierarchy.” Journal of Global Security Studies (2019).

Silverman, Daniel. "What Shapes Civilian Beliefs about Violent Events? Experimental Evidence from Pakistan." Journal of Conflict Resolution (2018). .

Silverman, Daniel, and Mujtaba Isani. “Designing and Conducting an Effective Survey Experiment in International Relations.” SAGE Research Methods Cases – Politics & International Relations collection (2019). .

Wong-Parodi, G., Fischhoff, and Strauss, B.  "Effect of risk and protective decision aids on flood preparation in vulnerable communities." Weather, Climate and Society (2018).