Chaim D. Kaufmann

Associate Professor
207B Maginnes Hall
Ph.D. Columbia, 1991


Interests : 

International Relations Theory
International Security (issues of war and peace)
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
Political Psychology
Social Science Research Methods

Publications : 

“ An Assessment of the Partition of Cyprus,” International Studies Perspectives 8:2 (May 2007).

“ What Have We Learned About Ethnic Conflict?  What Can We Do In Iraq?” Harvard International Review (Spring 2007).

"Why Nuclear Proliferation is Getting Easier,” Peace Review 18:3 (July-September 2006), 315-24.

“Separating Iraqis, Saving Iraq,” Foreign Affairs 85:4 (July/August 2006).

“Divided and Conquered, Iraq Descends into Civil War,” Forward, April 7, 2006.

A Glass Three Quarters Full: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan , 2002-2006 (Reston, Virginia:Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analyses, 2006).

"'Partition Theory' in the Marketplace of Ideas, and in Iraq," in Mia Bloom and Roy Licklider, eds., Living Together After Ethnic Killing: Exploring the Chaim Kaufmann Argument (Taylor & Francis, 2006).

"Rational Choice and Progress in the Study of Ethnic Conflict," Security Studies, 14:1 (January-March 2005), 167-94.

"Human Security and the Settlements," Negotiation Journal 21:2 (April 2005), 194-97.

"Threat Inflation and the Failure of the Marketplace of Ideas: The Selling of the Iraq War," International Security 29:1 (Summer 2004), 5-48.  Also correspondence, International Security 29:4 (Spring 2005), 202-207.

Intervention in Ethnic, Ideological, and Colonial Wars: Opportunities, Options, and Constraints (Reston, Virginia: Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analyses, 2004).

"The Market Place That Failed: Iraq, Threat Inflation, and the Nuclear Program that Did Not Exist,"New Balkan Politics 8 (Fall 2003). In English and Macedonian.

"See No Evil: Why America Doesn't Stop Genocide," Foreign Affairs 81:4 (July/Aug 2002), 142-149.

“The Risks of a Networked Military,” Orbis 44:1 (Autumn 2000), 127-145.  With Richard J. Harknett and eight others.

"Explaining Costly International Moral Action : Britain's Sixty-year Campaign Against the Atlantic Slave Trade," International Organization 53:4 (Autumn 1999), 631-668. With Robert Pape.

"When All Else Fails: Separation as a Remedy for Ethnic Conflicts, Ethnic Partitions and Population Transfers in the Twentieth Century," International Security 23:2 (Fall 1998), 120-156.  Also correspondence, International Security 23:3 (Winter 1998-99), 200-206.

"What is the Offense/Defense Balance and Can We Measure It?" International Security 22:4 (Spring 1998), 44-82. With Charles Glaser.

"Intervention in Ethnic and Ideological Civil Wars: Why One Can Be Done and the Other Can't,"Security Studies 6:1 (Autumn 1996), 62-103.

"Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars," International Security 20:4 (Spring 1996), 136-75.

“Out of the Lab and into the Archives: A Method for Testing Psychological Explanations of Foreign Policy Decision Making," International Studies Quarterly 38:4 (December 1994), 557-86.

“The Negotiations Which Failed to End the War in the Falklands/Malvinas," in Allan E. Goodman, ed., Negotiating for Peace (Boulder: Westview, 1991).

Also of interest : 
The Fall 2004 issue of Security Studies consists of seven articles on "Living Together After Ethnic Killing: Debating the Kaufmann Hypothesis."

Opinion articles:

"America's Final Mission in Iraq" -- Boston Globe, February 2007.

“U.S. Policy and the Safety of Kurdistan, Part Two: U.S. Policy after the Iraq  War.” -- Gulan(Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan), January 2007.

"U.S. Policy and the Safety of Kurdistan, Part One: Iraq and the Region" -- Gulan, December 2006.

"Separating Iraqis, Saving Iraq" -- Foreign Affairs, July/August 2006.

“Divided and Conquered, Iraq Descends into Civil War” -- Forward, April 2006.

“Show the Evidence” -- New York Times, October 2001.

“Macedonia’s Decisive Moment” -- Dnevnik [“Diary”], Skopje, Macedonia, July 1999.