I made the case that the United States looks at Syria primarily through the lens of its interests in Iraq. I also explained the circumstances under which Russian involvement may prolong or shorten the civil war, based on research by Todd Sechser and me, as well as many other political scientists.
David T. Smith surveyed four recent books including mine for some insight in the political economy of security in the United States for the Australian Journal of Political Science (gated).
I think there remains plenty more to write on the subject.
Democratic Militarism has received an honorable mention for the William H. Riker Award, given for the best book on political economy published during the past three calendar years. It's awarded by the Political Economy section of the American Political Science association.
Given the caliber of previous winners, I am tremendously honored.
The Sydney-based Lowy Institute for International Policy has tapped Democratic Militarism as one of the best books of 2014, alongside some intimidatingly terrific company.
Had a great conversation with Joshua Holland for Bill Moyers & Co. The transcript is here.