From climate change to the Islamic State, from Russia to China, we asked scholars who they want tackling America's biggest problems.
Shukla explores the possibility of nuclear warfare between Russia and the United States. In contrast to public opinion, Shukla highlights that IR scholars find the outbreak of war less likely than the general public.
TRIP's Snap Poll data is used to evaluate IR scholars' opinions regarding a potential Grexit. Many IR scholars remain confident that Greece will remain in the Eurozone. However, pessimism of longterm Greek membership is gradually growing.
King discusses the decline in U.S. funding of international affairs research and education. Particular focus is given to foreign language learning in U.S. colleges and to the U.S. State Department's Title VIII Program for advanced language and cultural training on Russia and the former Soviet Union. King is critical of the militarization of U.S. research funding. Other topics include interdisciplinary IR approaches, the U.S. National Security Education Program (NSEP), and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).
Information collected from TRIP's June 2015 Snap Poll is presented. The article examines the opinions of IR scholars regarding the FIFA indictments, how Europe is managing its migration crisis, and if it's time to give up on Greece.
Drezner critiques a New York Times article regarding the Michael LaCour scandal. He asserts that the temptation to misconstrue data is not unique to political science, and that data transparency has at least somewhat increased.
Information collected from TRIP's April 2015 Snap Poll is presented. The article examines the opinions of IR scholars regarding the Iran nuclear deal and relationships among Middle Eastern states.
The perceived growing gap between policy and academic communities in international relations is explored. The article asserts that to describe the relationship between policy and academia, one needs accurate and systematic measures of policy supply and demand. TRIP data is used to explore the policy-academia gap that exists between the policy demand and academic supply of quantitative research.
TRIP hosted its “Strengthening the Links” conference at William & Mary, featuring a keynote panel well qualified to engage in an honest discussion of the issues that have historically led to some tension and missed opportunities between the academic and public policy worlds.
The New Republic examines 2014 foreign policy mispredictions as a part of the magazine's "worst predictions of the year" series. Data collected in TRIP's March 2014 Snap Poll is used to examine the incorrect prediction regarding Russian military intervention in Ukraine.
Murdie writes of a conference hosted by TRIP in which researchers could examine the policy-relevance of their issue area and compare their research to that of the larger IR community. Murdie specifically examines research within the human rights issue area.
TRIP will launch two major initiatives, a survey of international relations faculty and a conference on "Strengthening The Links," aimed at bridging the gap between academics and policy maker.
Venu Katta ’17, a research assistant with TRIP, has received the Robert M. and Rebecca W. Gates Scholarship for international study.
Merriman-Goldring uses TRIP data to examine opinions of IR scholars regarding American military aid to Egypt. Economic ideology is presented as an influential factor regarding views towards defense spending and Egyptian military aid.
Public opinion often claims President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are spreading themselves too thinly regarding U.S. diplomatic efforts. Ribar presents TRIP research that uncovers a contradiction between foreign policy pundits and IR scholars. Even when controlling for gender and liberal-conservative biases, a strong consensus exists; a majority IR scholars are not worried the White House is diplomatically "spreading themselves too thinly."
Information collected from TRIP's May 2014 Snap Poll is presented. The article examines the opinions of IR scholars regarding trade, aid, and the reason behind stalled Middle East peace talks.
A survey of 950 international relations (IR) scholars at U.S. universities finds that IR scholars oppose sending military assistance to Ukraine.
Tchalakov explores the gender gap in international relations. She concludes that "how we facilitate the intellectual contributions of women, and how we decide whom to canonize as a discipline's intellectual leaders, matter more than a debate confined to some quota for women in academia."
Voeten examines data collected in TRIP's March 2014 Snap Poll, specifically focusing on the question, "Will Russian military forces intervene in response to the political crisis in Ukraine?" He divides scholars into relevant subgroups, such as ideology, scholarly prestige, and area of expertise, to examine who correctly predicted Russian intervention.
The foundation has awarded $240,000 for project to study the relationship between theory and practice of international relations.
Salehyan examines policy relevancy of IR academia and the goals of both TRIP Snap Polls and TRIP research at large.
Opinions collected in TRIP's March 2014 Snap Poll regarding defense spending are compared to those of some Republican politicians.
Information collected from TRIP's March 2014 Snap Poll is presented. The article examines the opinions of IR scholars regarding Ukraine and Russia, trusting Syria, and how the Pentagon manages its money.
In TRIP's 2011 survey of IR scholars, respondents were asked to list four journals with the highest influence within the field of International Relations. Phillips uses this ranking to develop how one should evaluate the relative value of various IR journals.
TRIP, of the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations, welcomed a group of scholars from around the globe to explore the state of international relations.
New grant will support two major initiatives that aim to improve interactions between international relations theorists and practitioners.
Michael J Tierney, Director of the Institution and Practice of International Relations at the College of William & Mary, is interviewed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. In the interview, the popularity of constructivism and the growing gap between research and policy is discussed.
The 2011 version, authored by Sue Peterson, Mike Tierney '87 and Daniel Maliniak '06, received responses from 3,466 IR scholars from 20 countries.
In June 2012, Government and International Relations Professor Sue Peterson, post-baccalaureate research fellow Lindsay Hundley ’12, and undergraduate Ben Kenzer’ 13, travelled to the British International Studies Association and the International Studies Association Joint International Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland to present their joint paper, “The Rise of China and the Academy.”
Tierney examines TRIP's 2011 Ivory Tower survey. Policy-relevant survey data is detailed, included areas of geostrategic importance, trade organizations, and opinions towards war.
Veoten critiques Dan Nexon's assertion, as published in a 2012 Duck of Minerva blog post, that "the conjunction of over-professionalization, GLR-style statistical work, and environmental factors is the diminishing the overall quality of theorization, circumscribing the audience for good theoretical work, and otherwise working in the direction of impoverishing IR theory." Veoten deviates from Nexon's opinion in various ways, including the balance between qualitative and quantitative research, and the importance of a background in statistics.