News & Events

A glimpse of topics and events being discussed as part of the Statecraft Lab in partnership with the Democracy Initiative at UVA

Alliance Participation, Treaty Depth, and Military Spending

International Studies Quarterly

What's the link between alliance participation and military spending? Lab post-doc Josh Alley takes a deep dive explaining how treaty depth impacts spending. Image from shutterstock.

Q&A: Long-term foreign policy effects of a chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan

UVA Today

Lab faculty Todd Sechser (director), Dale Copeland and John Owen tackle the geopolitical concerns of the situation in Afghanistan. 

Why Physical Barriers Backfire: How Immigration Enforcement Deters Return and Increases Asylum Applications

Comparative Political Studies

Post Doctoral Research Associate Justin Schon and Lab Faculty David Leblang publish new article. Image via shutterstock. 

Can a New Iran Nuclear Deal be Made?

Newsradio WINA

Lab Director Todd Sechser shares his expertise with Les Sinclair at Newsradio WINA.

Nuclear Threats and International Security

UVA Club of Richmond

View lab director Todd Sechser's recorded talk on Addressing Nuclear Weapons and International Threats for the UVA Club of Richmond.

Climate, violence, and Honduran migration to the United States


Research by lab faculty David Leblang and his partner at Duke University, Sarah Bermeo. Image: Santo Domingo Ingenio, Oaxaca/Mexico - Nov.