The Skeptics

Some New Bloggers at Skeptics

We’re adding some new bloggers here at the Skeptics. We’ve long thought that our friends in the academic security studies community should weigh in more on the issues of the day, so we’ve reached out to some of them to write for the blog.

The first addition is John Schuessler, to whom I am indebted for having taught me a course on international security and served as my thesis advisor at the University of Chicago.

John is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategy at the Air War College. He received his PhD in 2007 from the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, specializing in international relations. Before coming to the Air War College, he was a Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Committee on International Relations, also at the University of Chicago, as well as a Research Fellow with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. His principal research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international relations theory, security studies, and diplomatic history. He is currently writing on why leaders have resorted to deception to sell wars to their publics. His article on the topic, "The Deception Dividend: FDR's Undeclared War," appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of International Security. He has also co-authored (with Sebastian Rosato) a forthcoming article on “A Realist Foreign Policy for America,” which will appear in the December 2011 issue of Perspectives on Politics. His opinions do not necessarily represent the views of the Air War College, the Air Force, or the Department of Defense.

We plan to welcome several other new bloggers in the coming weeks. Today we’re very pleased to introduce John.