Stephen Saideman holds the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He has written The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict and For Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and War (with R. William Ayres) and NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (with David Auerswald), and other work on nationalism, ethnic conflict, civil war, and civil-military relations. Prof. Saideman spent 2001-2002 on the US Joint Staff working in the Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate as part of a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship. He writes at OpenCanada.org, Duck of Minerva and his own site (saideman.blogspot.com). He also tweets too much at @smsaideman.
Posts by Stephen Saideman
- On the One-Year Anniversary of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, February 21, 2023.
- Looking Back at 9/11, September 9, 2021.
- The Threat in America Is Destroying Democracy from Within, September 28, 2020.
- Civil-Military Relations Are Broken, June 3, 2020.
- NATO High School: Closer to Reality Than You’d Think, December 11, 2019.
- Omelets? OMLT: Observer, Mentor, Liaison Teams, November 15, 2017.
- When the Classics of Civ Mil Are Overcome by Events, September 29, 2017.
- Civil-Military Relations in the Age of Trump, December 8, 2016.
- Whither NATO?, November 23, 2015.
- On the Bright Side, March 16, 2015.
- Who is Doing What in the Counter-ISIS Campaign?, December 8, 2014.
- Mythbusting the Burden Sharing Problem, September 9, 2014.
- Coup-proof? Trading One Kind of Insecurity For Another, June 20, 2014.
- Micro-Management in Defense: Bane or Boon, June 11, 2014.
- Coding Crisis in Cvil-Military Relations, April 23, 2014.
- Irredentism Is Not the Only Inconsistent Thing in IR, March 10, 2014.
- Let’s Play the NATO Game, March 1, 2014.
- What Have We Wrought?, February 19, 2014.
- Why I Don’t Study Arms Races, February 14, 2014.
- Facebook Status: Recognized But It’s Complicated, December 17, 2013.
- Internationally Irrelevant: The Limited Reach of Scotland’s Precedent Setting, November 18, 2013.
- Criminal or Terrorist? November 4, 2013.
- Learning from Afghanistan: Multilateralism is Hard, October 28, 2013.
- Germany and NATO Reform? Please, October 24, 2013.
- Coalitions Are Not So Convenient, August 27, 2013.
- Rule #1 for Secessionist Movements, August 20, 2013.
- R2P – Regime Change, June 5, 2013.
- Comparative Xenophobia, Part III: The Quickening, May 23, 2013.
- Comparative Xenophobia, Part II, May 22, 2013.
- Comparative Xenophobia, Part I, May 16, 2013.
- NATO and Churchill Yet Again, May 7, 2013.
- Thursday Mystery of the Week: Canada the Bold and Sri Lanka, May 2, 2013.
- Pop Prisoner’s Dilemma, April 23, 2013.
- Mything Iraq: Ten Years And Little Learning, March 18, 2013.
- Army Training, Suh!, February 7, 2013.
- Political Violence Today, November 13, 2012.
- Nobel Peace Prize for Indecision, October 18, 2012.
- The New World, Largely Same as the Old One, September 26, 2012.
- Democracy and Coups: Taking Civilian Control of the Military for Granted, August 28, 2012.
- Ethnic Conflict via Science Fiction, July 26, 2012.
- Intervening in Syria? Some Inconvenient Realities, June 12, 2012.