International Security Journal Highlights

Fall 2022

Vol. 47, No. 2 (Fall 2022)

The following articles are available in the Fall 2022 issue of International Security.

The articles on this page can be read on MIT Press Direct.

“Nowhere to Hide? Global Policing and the Politics of Extradition”

By Daniel Krcmaric

U.S. power extends beyond the military and economic spheres to include policing. The United States has used its global policing power to capture terrorists, warlords, and drug kingpins. But extradition is not simply a bureaucratic tool. States’ geopolitical interests shape their willingness to cooperate with others in extraditing fugitives. 

“Dangerous Changes: When Military Innovation Harms Combat Effectiveness”

By Kendrick Kuo

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, military innovation can degrade a state’s military effectiveness as well as strengthen it. In fact, innovation is a gamble that a state may lose, particularly if it is already overextended in its commitments. 

“How Much Risk Should the United States Run in the South China Sea?”

By M. Taylor Fravel and Charles L. Glaser

China’s increasingly assertive behavior in the South China Sea suggests that it wants to dominate that critical area of the globe. How should the United States respond? This article presents three policy options: increase military resistance to Chinese pressure; partially retrench to protect U.S. allies; and maintain current policy, continuing to recognize that U.S. interests in the area are limited.

China's Party-State Capitalism and International Backlash: From Interdependence to Insecurity”

By Margaret M. Pearson, Meg Rithmire, and Kellee S. Tsai

Economic interdependence has long been considered important to international peace. Questions about harmful effects of the free flow of capital, however, are rising. China and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries are increasingly involving their business firms in security and intelligence work, causing a security dilemma dynamic that increases economic competition.

Small Satellites, Big Data: Uncovering the Invisible in Maritime Security

By Saadia M. Pekkanen, Setsuko Aoki, and John Mittleman

The world’s oceans have always provided ships with room to hide. New technology is changing that. Small satellites now collect terabytes of global data daily. Computational analytics can mine that data as humans cannot. Increasingly, this information expands the ability to identify and track ships and their activities, including those affecting national and international security. 

Recent Awards

Former International Security intern and recent International Security author Wendy Leutert and her co-author Isaac Kardon received the Perry World House & Foreign Affairs 2022 Emerging Scholars Policy Prize.

Elizabeth M. F. Grasmeder won the American Political Science Association's 2022 Catherine McArdle Kelleher Best International Security Article Award for "Leaning on Legionnaires: Why Modern States Recruit Foreign Soldiers," which appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of International Security.

 Jacqueline L. Hazelton, executive editor of International Security, won the American Political Science Association's Foreign Policy section Best Book Award for 2021–2022 for Bullets Not Ballots: Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare. Hazelton’s article on the subject appeared in International Security, Summer 2017.

Highlights compiled by International Security journal staff.

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"International Security Journal Highlights." Belfer Center Newsletter, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. (Fall 2022)