International Interactions is a peer-reviewed journal with direct relevance to a wide and interdisciplinary audience. Readers include political scientists, economists, historians, mathematicians, statisticians, anthropologists, sociologists, and other social science researchers with an interest in international relations, as well as informed professionals in business and government.
Launched in 2019, II's blog initiative aims to synthesize scholarly findings for a practitioner audience. Each blog post describes the policy takeaways of a recent II article, in the authors' own words, and is accompanied by a period of free access to the original published article. This is an exciting opportunity to share the important scholarly work of the journal with engaged policymakers who can apply this research to current issues and challenges.
Latest posts are featured on the blog's main page. Below, you'll find an archive of all previous posts, plus links to the full articles.
State Belligerence and Diplomatic Status
Steven Ward describes the outcomes of his research article, "Status from fighting? Reassessing the relationship between conflict involvement and diplomatic rank," published in Volume 46, Issue 2 (2020).
Dr. Steven Ward is an Assistant Professor of Government and the Associate Director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University, New York, USA. Learn more about Dr. Ward here, and follow him on Twitter @Steven_m_ward.
Maritime Conflict and Alliance Politics
Hayoun Jessie Ryou-Ellison & Aaron Gold distill the findings from their research article, "Moral hazard at sea: how alliances actually increase low-level maritime provocations between allies," published in Volume 46, Issue 1 (2020).
Hayoun Jessie Ryou-Ellison is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. Learn more about Hayoun here.
Dr. Aaron Gold is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Sewanee: The University of the South, Tennessee, USA. Learn more about Dr. Gold here, and follow him on Twitter @aaronjgold2.
The Arab Spring and the Barriers to Revolutionary Diffusion
Ammar Shamaileh explains the implications of his research article, "Never out of Now: Preference Falsification, Social Capital and the Arab Spring," published in Volume 45, Issue 6 (2019). This article is open access.
Beware of Victor’s Justice
Christoph V. Steinert describes the takeaways from his new article, "Trial fairness before impact: Tracing the link between post-conflict trials and peace stability," published in Volume 45, Issue 6 (2019).
Christoph Valentin Steinert is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Graduate School for Economic and Social Science, University of Mannheim, Germany. Learn more about Christoph here, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisVSteinert.
Reconsidering Humanitarian Military Intervention
Thorsten Gromes & Matthias Dembinski outline the findings from their article, "Practices and outcomes of humanitarian military interventions: a new data set," published in Volume 45, Issue 6 (2019).
Dr. Thorsten Gromes is Project Director and Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany. Learn more about Dr. Gromes here.
Dr. Matthias Dembinski is Deputy Chairman of the Research Council, Project Director, and Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany. Learn more about Dr. Dembinski here.
Human Rights: International Norms, International Shaming
Zhanna Terechshenko, Charles Crabtree, Kristine Eck & Christopher J. Fariss share surprising findings from their peer-reviewed article, "Evaluating the influence of international norms and shaming on state respect for rights: an audit experiment with foreign embassies," published in Volume 45, Issue 4 (2019). This article is open access.
Zhanna Terechshenko is a PhD candidate in Political Science and Social Data Analytics at the Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA. Learn more about Zhanna here, and follow her on Twitter @z_terechshenko.
Dr. Kristine Eck is an Associate Professor and Director of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, Uppsala University, Sweden. Learn more about Dr. Eck.
A New Dataset on the First Intifada
Eitan Y. Alimi & Alon Burstein sum up the policy implications detailed in their peer-reviewed article with Gregory M. Maney, "Beyond the media’s radar: Introducing the Intifada Non-Media-Based Dataset," published in Volume 45, Issue 4 (2019).
Eitan Alimi, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Political Sociology at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Learn more about Prof. Alimi.
Gregory Maney, PhD, was the Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA. Prof. Maney passed away in 2017. Learn more about his work and legacy.
Alon Burstein is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Learn more about Alon.
IMF Lending and FDI Outflows: A Sectoral Perspective
Michael Breen & Patrick J. W. Egan explain the key policy takeaways from their peer-reviewed article, "The Catalytic Effect of IMF Lending: Evidence from Sectoral FDI Data," published in Volume 45, Issue 3 (2019).
Dr. Patrick J. W. Egan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Learn more about Dr. Egan.
International Interactions is a leading interdisciplinary journal that publishes original empirical, analytic, and theoretical studies of conflict and political economy. The journal has a particular interest in research that focuses upon the broad range of relations and interactions among the actors in the global system. Relevant topics include ethnic and religious conflict, interstate and intrastate conflict, conflict resolution, conflict management, economic development, regional integration, trade relations, institutions, globalization, terrorism, and geopolitical analyses. The journal aims to promote interaction among social science disciplines by encouraging interdisciplinary work among political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, statisticians, and mathematicians.