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  • Anderson, Noel Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This dissertation explores two interrelated puzzles about external intervention and internal war. The first asks why rebels, governments, and third party interveners often continue to invest in costly and protracted conflicts ...
  • Bell, Mark Stephen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    How do states change their foreign policies when they acquire nuclear weapons? This question is central to both academic and policy debates about the consequences of nuclear proliferation, and the lengths that the United ...
  • Chirot, Laura H (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Research on new industrial policy suggests that developing economies' ability to enter and upgrade in new export industries in the context of globalization depends significantly on the existence of supporting institutions ...
  • Loose, Krista (Krista M.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This project evaluates how elected officials communicate with their constituents and whether voters can tell if their interests are being represented. Specifically, I examine whether political communication strategies may ...
  • Oliker, Olga (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This dissertation proposes and evaluates the performance of three theories that aim to explain Russia's nuclear force posture choices since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Two are rooted in concepts of inter-state ...
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