Balance of Power
Theory and Practice in the 21st Century
Edited by T. V. Paul, James J. Wirtz, and Michel Fortmann


Contributors for

Contributors for

Balance of Power


T.V. Paul is James McGill Professor of International Relations at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, where he has been teaching in the political science department since 1991.  His published works include Assymetric Conflicts: War Initiation by Weaker Powers (Cambridge University Press, 1994); Power Versus Prudence: Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000); India in the World Order: Searching for Major Power Status, with Baldev Nayar (Cambridge University Press, 2003); The Absolute Weapon Revisited: Nuclear Arms and the Emerging International Order, coedited with Richard Harknett and James Wirtz (University of Michigan Press, 1998&2000); International Order and the Future of World Politics, coedited with John Hall (Cambridge University Press, 1999, 2000 (twice), 2001, & 2002); and The Nation-State in Question, coedited with John Ikenberry and John Hall (Princeton University Press, 2003).

James J. Wirtz is professor and chairman of the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.  He is author of The Tet Offensive: Intelligence Failure in War (Cornell University Press, 1991 & 1994), coeditor with Peter Levoy and Scott Sagan of Planning the Unthinkable: New Doctrines for Using Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Weapons (Cornell University Press, 2000); coeditor with Jeffrey Larsen of Rocket's Red Glare: National Missile Defense and the Future of World Politics (Westview Press, 2001); coeditor with Roy Godson of Strategic Denial and Deception (Transaction Press, 2002); and coeditor with Eliot Cohen, Colin Gray, and John Baylis of Strategy in the Contemporary World (Oxford University Press, 2002).

Michel Fortmann is professor of political science at the University of Montreal where he has been chair of military and strategic studies since 1986.  His research interests are regional security cooperation, the evolution of arms control, and the history of warfare.  He has written three books and more than three dozen articles and book chapters, including A Diplomacy of Hope: Canada and Disarmament, coauthored with Albert Legault (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1992); Multilateralism and Regional Security, coedited with S. Neil McFarlane and Stéphane Roussel (Queen's centre for International Relations/Lester B. Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Training Centre, 1997); and Le système politique américain, mécanismes et décisions, coauthored with Edmond Orban (Presses de L'Université de Montréal, 2001).


Robert J. Art is Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations at Brandeis University.  He is also research associate at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University and senior fellow of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Among his publications are International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues, with Robert Jervis (Longman, 2002); The TFX Decision: McNamara and the Military (Little, Brown, 1968); The United States and Coercive Diplomacy, with Patrick Cronin (United States Institute of Peace Press, 2003); and A Grand Strategy for America (Cornell University Press, 2003).

Michael Barletta is senior research associate at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and lecturer in national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School.  His publications include After 9/11: Preventing Mass-Destruction Terrorism and Weapons Proliferation, Occasional paper no. 8 (CNS, June 2002); and "Biosecurity Measures for Preventing Bioterrorism" (CNS, Nov. 2002). 

Mark Brawley is professor of political science at McGill University, Montreal.  His publications include Liberal Leadership: Great Powers and Their Challengers in Peace and War (Cornell University Press, 1993); Afterglow or Adjustment (Columbia University Press, 1999); The Politics of Globalization (Broadview, 2003); Alliance Politics, Kosovo, and NATO's War: Allied Force or Forced Allies? Coedited with Pierre Martin (Palgrave, 2001).

Christopher Layne is visiting fellow in foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute.  He has taught at the University of Miami, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the University of California, Los Angeles.  He has written several influential scholarly articles in International Security and Security Studies.  He also has written widely about American grand strategy and foreign policy for journals such as Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and the Atlantic Monthly.

Douglas Lemke is associate professor of political science at Pennsylvania State University.  He studies the causes of international conflict, with specific interest in how they vary across regions and across levels of development.  He has published articles in various journals on this and other topics, and his most recent book is Regions of War and Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Jack S. Levy is Board of Governors' Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University.  Among his publications are War in the Modern Great Power System, 1495-1975 (Kentucky University Press, 1983); "Balances and Balancing: Concepts, Propositions, and Research Design," in John A. Vasquez and Colin Elman, Realism and the Balancing of Power: A New Debate (Prentice Hall, 2002); and articles in many leading international relations journals.

Benjamin Miller is professor of international relations at the University of Haifa.  His publications include When Opponents Cooperate: Great Power Conflict and Collaboration in World Politics (University of Michigan Press, 2002).  He has also published numerous articles on international relations theory and international security, and is currently completing a book manuscript entitled "Regional War and Peace: States, Nations and the Great Powers."

Edward Rhodes is dean for social and behavioral sciences at Rutgers University.  He is author of Power and MADness: The Logic of Nuclear Coercion (Columbia University Press, 1989); coeditor of The Politics of Strategic Adjustment: Ideas, Institutions, and Interest (Columbia University Press, 1998); and coauthor of Presence, Prevention, and Persuasion (Lexington Books, 2004).

Robert S. Ross is professor of political science at Boston College; associate of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University; and senior advisor of the security studies program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His recent publications include Reexamining the Cold-War: U.S.-China Diplomacy, 1954-1973, coedited with Jiang Changbin (Asia Center, Harvard University, 2001); The Great Wall and the Empty Fortress: China's Search for Security, coauthored with Andrew J. Nathan (Norton, 1998); and Engaging China: The Management of an Emerging Power, coedited with Alastair Iain Johnston (Routledge, 1999).

Raju G.C. Thomas is Allis Chalmers Professor of International Affairs at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  His authored publications include Indian Security Policy (Princeton University Press, 1986) and Democracy, Security and Development in India (St. Martins, 1996); his edited publications include Nuclear India in the 21st Century (Palgrave, 2002) and Yugoslavia Unraveled: Sovereignty, Self Determination, Intervention (Lexington Books, 2003).

Harold Trinkunas is assistant professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.  Recent publications include "Crafting Civilian Control in Emerging Democracies," in the Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, and "The Crisis in Venezuelan Civil-Military Relations: From Punto Fijo to the Fifth Republic," in Latin American Research Review.

William C. Wohlforth is associate professor of government at Dartmouth College.  He is author of Elusive Balance: Power and Perceptions in the Cold War (Cornell University Press, 1993) and editor of Witnesses to the End of the Cold War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996) and Cold War Endgame (Penn State University Press, 2003).