Outside Publications

Outside Publications

Regional Leadership through Strength?: Indonesian Foreign and Security Policies in Southeast Asia

With the enthusiasm surrounding the election of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, some have again speculated as to whether Indonesia will become the regional leader in Southeast Asia.

Comparative Southeast Asian Military Modernization

Southeast Asia’s military modernization over the last half decade has been impressive. Defense expenditures across the region have risen, on average, by nine percent each year since 2009, but the region’s countries have not been uniform in their approaches.

Saddam and the Islamists: The Ba‘thist Regime’s Instrumentalization of Religion in Foreign Affairs



Home-Grown Terrorism - Russia's Ticking Bomb

Home-Grown Terrorism - Russia's Ticking Bomb. Published in: ISN Zurich. July 8, 2014. 

By: Maia Otarashvili and Aleksandr Fisher 

Are We Repeating Democracy Promotion Mistakes in Tunisia?

Sarah Bush, “Are We Repeating Democracy Promotion Mistakes in Tunisia?” The Middle East Channel of Foreign Policy (2012). Link: http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/07/09/are_we_repeating_democracy_promotion_mistakes


Confront or Conform? Rethinking U.S. Democracy Assistance

Sarah Bush, “Confront or Conform? Rethinking U.S. Democracy Assistance,” Policy Brief, Project on Middle East Democracy (2013). Link: http://pomed.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/POMED-Policy-Brief-Bush.pdf

International Politics and the Spread of Quotas for Women in Legislatures

Sarah Bush, “International Politics and the Spread of Quotas for Women in Legislatures,” International Organization (2011). Link: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8036782

Full Interview with Melinda Haring

Full Interview with Melinda Haring

The Kenyon Observer, April 11, 2012

US Democracy Groups Mark 30 Years of Progress, Controversy

Ukraine: Foreign Students Beware

Ukraine: Foreign Students Beware

By Melinda Haring, Transitions Online, July 29, 2008