Robert Jervis

Biography

Robert Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics at Columbia University.

Recent Posts

Pinker the Prophet

For those who think we live in an age of unrestrained violence, think again. At least according to one Harvard psychologist, mankind has learned to rein in its inner demons. But is Pinker’s civilization-as-progress thesis too good to be true?

Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying

From the bikini to the doomsday clock, with the advent of nuclear weapons everything around us seemed to change. Contrarian political scientist John Mueller takes issue with this conventional view of the Atomic Age.

Stalin, An Incompetent Realist

Marxists are not alone in stressing that the wellsprings of a state's foreign policy almost always come from its domestic social, economic, and political systems, a perspective that has been reinforced by the recent arguments.