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. doi:10.1017/S0007123417000679.

Arana, Ignacio and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán. “Strategic Retirement in Comparative Perspective: Supreme Court Justices in Presidential Regimes." Journal of Law and Courts, Vol.5 (2017): 173–197.

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

Chin, John J. "The Longest March: Why China’s Democratization is Not Imminent." Journal of Chinese Political Science, 23,1 (2018): 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.

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.

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. 2018. "Identity, Ideology, and Information: The Sources of Iraqi Support for the Islamic State." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Advance online publication.

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). 

Nedal, Dani and Daniel Nexon. “Gender in the International Studies Quarterly Review Process.” PS: Political Science and Politics. (2018).

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

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