Webinar Event |Thursday, October 8

Democracy Initiative's Statecraft Lab hosts inaguaral event to discuss the state of foreign policy, democracy and more.

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'The World: A Brief Introduction' Richard Haass Webinar

The Miller Center and Todd Sechser of the Democratic Statecraft Lab host a discussion with Richard Haass on his book "The World: A Brief Introduction"

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 

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  • Democracy Initiative's Statecraft Lab hosts inaguaral event to discuss the state of foreign policy, democracy and more.

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  • The Miller Center and Todd Sechser of the Democratic Statecraft Lab host a discussion with Richard Haass on his book "The World: A Brief Introduction"

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 

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Partisan Preferences Versus the Constitution: Findings from a Survey Experiment in Turkey

Enforcing constitutional law is difficult. The constitution, after all, is a mere piece of paper and the government it seeks to constrain is infinitely more powerful than the citizens it seeks to protect. Against this backdrop, many have nonetheless observed that the task of enforcing a constitution against a government predisposed to ignore it is not entirely hopeless when ordinary citizens oppose constitutional violations and are willing to make their voice heard.

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Justin Schon publishes Surviving the War in Syria

Cambridge University Press

Statecraft Lab Post-Doctoral Research Associate Justin Schon publishes Surviving the War in Syria: Survival Strategies in a Time of Conflict

Surviving the War in Syria: Survival Strategies in a Time of Conflict

WTJU Radio

Statecraft Lab Research Associate Justin Schon discusses his book "Surviving the War in Syria: Survival Strategies in a Time of Conflict" with WTJU's Lewis Reining.

Does the Indo-Pacific Need an Alliance like NATO?

National Interest

And should the United States try to create such an organization? Analysis by Statecraft Lab Post-Doctoral Research Associate Josh Alley. 

Is China shifting the world order?

The Hill

Written by John Owen

The Pandemic and Great Power Competition

How has the COVID-19 crisis affected the emerging rivalry between the United States and China? Has the pandemic sharpened great power competition, or highlighted the need for mutual cooperation?

Red and Blue America Agree That Now Is the Time to Violate the Constitution

The Atlantic

People of both parties seem rather okay with undermining core civil liberties in order to fight the pandemic.

Misunderstanding the Bomb

Miller Center | UVA

How we've learned the wrong lessons about nuclear deterrence and arms control. Brendan Green, Todd Sechser

The World Is Experiencing a New Form of Autocracy

The Atlantic

Today’s authoritarians use legal measures to subvert constitutional constraints on their power. By Lab Faculty Anne Meng and Mila Versteeg, with Tim Horley. 

The U.S. and Iran: 'It's a very important moment'

Miller Center | UVA

Lab Director Todd Sechser moderates as former ambassadors Eric Edelman and Steve Mull discuss the latest chapter in a long and fraught relationship

Can the U.S. protect its nuclear weapons in Turkey?

Washington Post

U.S. forces reportedly came under artillery fire from Turkish troops heading into northern Syria last week — another sign of the sudden plunge in U.S. relations with Turkey.

Analysis of the U.S.-North Korean summit

Newsradio WINA

Todd Sechser, an associate professor in the University of Virginia’s Department of Politics and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy … he’s also a senior fellow at the Miller Center, specializing in international security and co-author of the 2017 book “Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy. He joins Les Sinclair to analyze the summit.

Partisan Preferences Versus the Constitution: Findings from a Survey Experiment in Turkey

Enforcing constitutional law is difficult.