Robert Jervis

Robert Jervis is Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics at Columbia University. He is the author of many books, including The Illogic of American Nuclear Strategy and The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution, both from Cornell, and, most recently, American Foreign Policy in a New Era.

Why Intelligence Fails
Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War
Robert Jervis
Jervis examines the politics and psychology of two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the 2002 claim that Iraq had active WMD...



The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution
Statecraft and the Prospect of Armageddon
Robert Jervis
Robert Jervis argues here that the possibility of nuclear war has created a revolution in military strategy and international relations. He examines how the potential for nuclear Armageddon has changed the meaning of war, the psychology of...






Commentaries by Robert Jervis

The Evils of Polygyny
Evidence of Its Harm to Women, Men, and Society
Rose McDermott
Why do men act violently toward women?What are the consequences of "normal violence," not only for women and children but also for the men who instigate it, and for the societies that sanction it?The Evils of Polygyny examines one powerful structural factor that instigates, enforces, and replicates patterns of male dominance: the practice of...






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