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Gender and National Security Decision-Making

I had a very interesting conversation with a friend today on the role of gender in national security decision-making. Her argument was that was that the world would be a more peaceful place if more women were in senior positions within the national security establishment. Read the rest of this entry »

ISA Panel on Saddam’s Iraq

I’ll likely need to cover more of the conference, and particular lessons for ABM over the next several weeks. For the time being, I’ve been thinking a lot about one panel on the documents being held at a new center at the National Defense University – The Conflict Records Research Center. Read the rest of this entry »

Early Observations from ISA 2011

After two days at the International Studies Association Annual Conference (ISA) in Montreal, several interesting themes have emerged. Rather than mention panel by panel what I’ve seen, I figured I’d summarize my general impressions and provide some highlights at the mid-point of the conference. I’ll caveat everything by noting that the conference is a huge gathering and any attendee can only see a small portion of the total offerings. So, my observations are necessarily constrained by my choices of panels and side-discussions – I could easily have missed something. Read the rest of this entry »


Welcome to my blog posting for Agents, Evolution and International Relations. This first post is really a preamble to what I hope will become a useful outlet and venue for presenting and discussing new ideas about agent-based modeling and the study of the international system. Read the rest of this entry »
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