Publications of Peter D. Feaver    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

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  1. P.D. Feaver, Sue Wasiolek, Anne Crossman. Getting the Best Out of College (revised 2nd edition). Ten Speed Press, 2012.
  2. P.D. Feaver, C. Gelpi, J. Reifler. Paying the Human Costs of War. Princeton, 2009.
  3. P.D. Feaver, S Wasiolek, A Crossman,. Getting the Best Out of College. Ten Speed Press, 2008.
  4. P.D. Feaver, C. Gelpi. Choosing Your Battles. Paperback Edition with new afterword Princeton Press, 2005.
  5. P.D. Feaver with Christopher Gelpi. Choosing Your Battles: American Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.
  6.  Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security. Edited by Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001.
  7. P.D. Feaver. Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003.
  8. P.D. Feaver. Guarding the Guardians. Cornell Press, 1992.

Journal Articles

  1. P.D. Feaver. ""Correspondence: Civilians, Soldiers and the Iraq Surge Decision"." International Security 36.3 (Winter 2011/12).
  2. P.D. Feaver. ""Epilogue: Coordinating Actors in Complex Operations and a Third Way to Study Two Familiar Dualities"." Small Wars and Insurgencies 24.2 (2012).
  3. PD Feaver and C Gelpi. "Choosing your battles: American civil-military relations and the use of force." Choosing Your Battles: American Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force (October, 2011).  [abs]
  4. P.D. Feaver, Grieco, Gelpi, and Reifler. "Let's Get a Second Opinion: International Institutions and American Public Support for War." INTERNATIONAL STUDIES QUARTERLY 55.2 (June, 2011): 563-583. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  5. P.D. Feaver. "The Right to Be Right: Civil-Military Relations and the Iraq Surge Decision." INTERNATIONAL SECURITY 35.4 (Spring, 2011): 87-+. [Gateway.cgi]
  6. P.D. Feaver. "In Memoriam: Samuel P. Huntington." Armed Forces and Society 35.4 (July, 2009).
  7. P.D. Feaver. "Competition and Compromise." Duke Alumni Magazine (May, 2009).
  8. P.D. Feaver. "Debating American Grand Strategy After Major War." Orbis 53.4 (2009).
  9. P.D. Feaver. "Anatomy of the surge." COMMENTARY 125.4 (April 2008): 24-28. [Gateway.cgi]
  10. P.D. Feaver, C Gelpi, J Reifler. "Iraq the vote: Retrospective and prospective foreign policy judgments on candidate choice and casualty tolerance." POLITICAL BEHAVIOR 29.2 (Summer, 2007): 151-174. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  11. P.D. Feaver, D Coletta. "Civilian monitoring of US military operations in the information age." ARMED FORCES & SOCIETY 33.1 (2006): 106-126. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  12. P.D. Feaver, J. Aldrich, C Gelpi, K Sharp, J Reifler. "Foreign policy and the electoral connection." ANNUAL REVIEW OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 9 (2006): 477-502. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  13. P.D. Feaver, C Gelpi, J Reifler. "Success matters - Casualty sensitivity and the war in Iraq." INTERNATIONAL SECURITY 30.3 (Winter, 2005/2006): 7-+. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  14. P.D. Feaver, Shaun Narine, Takako Hikotani. "Civilian Control and Civil-Military Gaps in the United States, Japan, and China." Asian Perspective 29.1 (2005).
  15. P.D. Feaver. "Special Section: The Civil-Military Gap in Comparative Perspective." Journal of Strategic Studies (June, 2003).
  16. P.D. Feaver with Christopher Gelpi. "Speak softly and carry a big stick? Veterans in the political elite and the American use of force." AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW 96.4 (December 2002): 779-793. [Gateway.cgi]
  17. P.D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn. "Special issue - Media and education in the US civil-military gap - Overview." ARMED FORCES & SOCIETY 27.2 (Winter, 2001): 177-182. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  18. P.D. Feaver with Richard Harknett and eight other co-authors. "The Risks of a Networked Military." Orbis 44.1 (Winter, 2000).
  19. P.D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn. "The Gap: Soldiers, Civilians and Their Mutual Misunderstanding." National Interest 61 (Fall, 2000). (Translated into French and reprinted by the Centre d=etudes en sciences sociales de la defense, Paris, France (Fall 2000))
  20. P.D. Feaver. "Correspondence: Is Anybody Still a Realist?." International Security 25.1 (Summer, 2000).
  21. PD Feaver. "Review of Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment by Michael C Desch." American Political Science Review (June, 2000).
  22. P.D. Feaver. "The Theory-Policy Debate in Political Science and Nuclear Proliferations." National Security Studies Quarterly 5.3 (Summer, 1999). (Reprinted in Henry Sokolski and James M. Ludes, eds. Twenty-First Century Weapons Proliferation (Frank Cass, 2001))
  23. P.D. Feaver. "Civil-military relations." ANNUAL REVIEW OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 2 (1999): 211-241. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  24. P.D. Feaver. "Modeling civil-military relations: A reply to Burk and Bacevich." ARMED FORCES & SOCIETY 24.4 (Summer, 1998): 595-602. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  25. P.D. Feaver. "Blowback: Information warfare and the dynamics of coercion." SECURITY STUDIES 7.4 (Summer, 1998): 88-120. [Gateway.cgi]
  26. P.D. Feaver. "Crisis as shirking: An agency theory explanation of the souring of American civil-military relations." ARMED FORCES & SOCIETY 24.3 (Spring, 1998): 407-+. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  27. P.D. Feaver. "The Domestication of Foreign Policy." American Foreign Policy Interests 20.1 (February, 1998).
  28. P.D. Feaver. "Correspondence: 'Proliferation Pessimisim and Emerging Nuclear Powers'." International Security 22.2 (Fall, 1997).
  29. P.D. Feaver. "Neooptimists and the enduring problem of nuclear proliferation." SECURITY STUDIES 6.4 (Summer, 1997): 93-125. [Gateway.cgi]
  30. P.D. Feaver. "The civil-military problematique: Huntington, Janowitz, and the question of civilian control." ARMED FORCES & SOCIETY 23.2 (Winter, 1996): 149-&. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  31. PD Feaver. "Review of The Nixon Administration and the Making of US Nuclear Strategy by Terry Terriff." Journal of American History (June, 1996).
  32. P.D. Feaver and Emerson M.S. Niou. "Managing nuclear proliferation: Condemn, strike, or assist?." INTERNATIONAL STUDIES QUARTERLY 40.2 (Summer, 1996): 209-233. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  33. P.D. Feaver. "An American Crisis in Civilian Control and Civil-Military Relations? Historical and Conceptual Roots." The Tocqueville Review 17.1 (1996).
  34. P.D. Feaver. "Optimists, Pessimists, and Theories of Nuclear Proliferation Management." Security Studies 4.4 (Summer, 1995).
  35. P.D. Feaver. "The Politics of Inadvertence." Security Studies 3.3 (Spring, 1994).
  36. P.D. Feaver. "COMMAND AND CONTROL IN EMERGING NUCLEAR NATIONS." INTERNATIONAL SECURITY 17.3 (Winter 1992/93): 160-187. [Gateway.cgi]
  37. P.D. Feaver. "Proliferation Optimism and Theories of Nulcear Operations." Security Studies 2.3/4 (Spring/Summer 1993). (Reprinted in Zachary S. Davis and Benjamin Frankel, eds., The Proliferation Puzzle: Why Nuclear Weapons Spread and What Results. London: Frank Cass, 1993.)
  38. P.D. Feaver with Robert Kling and Thomas K. Plofchan, Jr.. "Sex as contract: abortion and expanded choice.." Stanford Law Pol Rev 4 (Winter 1992/1993): 211-220. [11652652]
  39. P.D. Feaver with Robert P. Beschel. "The Churches and the War." The National Interest (Spring, 1991).

Chapters in Books

  1. P.D. Feaver. "Eight Myths about American Grand Strategy." Forging American Grand Strategy: Securing a Path Through A Complex Future. Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, October, 2013
  2. P.D. Feaver. "“Nuclear Command and Control in Crisis: Old Lessons from New History.”." Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach?. Ed. Henry Sokolski and Bruno Tertrais Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, 2013
  3. P.D. Feaver and Stephen Biddle. ""Assessing Strategic Choices in the War on Terror"." How 9/11 Changed our Ways of War. Sanford University Press, 2013
  4. P.D. Feaver. ""Has the Obama Response to the Arab Revolutions Been Effective? Yes, Not Really, and Probably Too Soon to Tell"." The Arab Revolutions and American Policy. Aspen Strategy Group, 2013
  5. P.D. Feaver and Kenneth Geers. "When the Urgency of Time and Circumstances Clearly Does not Permit: Predelegation in Nuclear and Cyber Scenarios." Cyber Analogies. Ed. John Arquilla and Emily Goldman forthcoming 2014
  6. P.D. Feaver and Charles Miller. "Provocations on Policymakers, Casualty Aversion, and Post-Heroic Warfare." Heroism and the Changing Character of War: Toward Post-Heroic Warfare?. Ed. Sibylle Scheipers Palgrave, 2014 forthcoming
  7. P.D. Feaver. ""Domestic Politics and the Long War"." Lessons of the Long War. Ed. Thomas Donnelly AEI, 2010
  8. P.D. Feaver, Kristin Sharp. ""The Ultimate Balancing Act: Democratic Governance and Nuclear Policy in the United States,"." Governing the Bomb: Civilian Control and Democratic Accountability of Nuclear Weapons. 2010
  9. P.D. Feaver and W. Inboden. "“What Was the Point of SPIR? Strategic Planning in National Security at the White House,”." Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy. Ed. Daniel Drezner Brookings, 2009
  10. P.D. Feaver, E Seeler. "Before and After Huntington: The Methodological Maturing of Civil-Military Studies." American Civil-Military Relations: Realities and Challenges. Johns Hopkins Press, 2009
  11. P.D. Feaver. "Interagency Perspective – Lessons." Proceedings of the 2008 Unrestricted Warfare Symposium. Ed. Ronald Luman The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 2008
  12. P.D. Feaver and Kristen Thompson Sharp. "Democratic Governance and Nuclear Policy in the United States." Governing Nuclear Weapons. Ed. Hans Born 2006 forthcoming
  13. P.D. Feaver, Paul Gronke, and David Filer. "The Reserves and Guard: Standing in the Gap Before and After 9/11." The All-Volunteer Force: Thirty Years of Service. Ed. Barbara A. Bicksler, Curtis L. Gilroy, and John T. Warner 2004
  14. P.D. Feaver with Lindsay Cohn. "Civil-Military Relations: Challenges and Opportunities." Over the Horizon: U.S. Defense Issues for the 21st Century. Ed. Stephen Cimbala London: Brasseys, 2003 A revised version has been published as: "Armees-societe: quel Fosse aux Etas- Unis" LEs Champs de Mars-Cahiers due Centre d'études en sciences sociales de la défense, (n 11). Co-authored with Lindsay Cohn.
  15. P.D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn. "Conclusion: The Gap and What it Means for American National Security." Soldiers and Civilians: The Gap Between the Military and American Society and What it Means for National Security. Ed. Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001
  16. P.D. Feaver and Paul Gronke. "Uncertain Confidence: Civilian and Military Attitudes About Civil-Military Relations." Soldiers and Civilians: The Gap Between the Military and American Society and What it Means for National Security. Ed. Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn Cambridge, 2001
  17. Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn. "Introduction: The Gap Between the Military and Civilian in the United States in Perspective." Soldiers and Civilians: The Gap Between the Military and American Society and What it Means for National Security. Ed. Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001
  18. PD Feaver. "Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil Military Gap and American National Security."  Ed. Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001
  19. P.D. Feaver. "The Public’s Expectations of National Security." To Insure Domestic Tranquility, Provide for the Common Defense. Ed. Max G. Manwaring October, 2000
  20. P.D. Feaver. "La Guerre de L’Information et le Controle Politique de la Coercition." Les Problemes Militaires en Europe. Ed. Christopher Dandeker and Bernard Boene Paris: La Decouverte, 1998 {Information Warfare and the Political Control of Coercion} Excerpted as "La guerre de l'information" Societal 18 (April 1998)
  21. P.D. Feaver. "El Control Civil en Pequeñas democracias: La Contribució de las Ciencias Politicas." Relaciones Civico-Militares Comparadas: Entendiendo los Mecanismos de Control Civil en Pequeñas Democracias (América Latina). Ed. Kevin Casas San José, Fundación Arias para la Paz y el Progreso Hmano, 1997 {"Comparative Civil-Military Relations in Small Democracies: The Contribution from Political Science"}
  22. P.D. Feaver. "Civil-Military Conflict and the Use of Force." U.S. Civil-Military Relations: In Crisis or Transition?. Ed. Donald Snider and Miranda A. Carlton-Carew Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1995
  23. P.D. Feaver. "The Use and Control of Military Power." Teaching About International Conflict and Peace. SUNY Press, 1994
  24. P.D. Feaver. "Biographical chapter on Joseph S. Nye." American Political Scientists: A Dictionary. Greenwood Press, 1993
  25. P.D. Feaver with Kurt M. Campbell. "Rethinking Key West: Service Roles and Missions after the Cold War." The American Defense Annual. 1993
  26. P.D. Feaver. "Social Sources of Inadvertent Nuclear Use in the Former Soviet Union: Civil-Military Relations and the Black Market." Implications of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union for Accidental/Inadvertent Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Ed. Carin Atterling Wedar, Michael Intriligator, and Peter Vares Tallinn: Estonian Academy of Sciences, 1992
  27. P.D. Feaver. "The Evolution of American Nuclear Doctrine." A Primer for the Nuclear Age. Ed. Graham Allison, et. al. Lanham, M.D.: University Press of America, 1990
  28. P.D. Feaver. "The Spread of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Energy: Promise or Peril." Target Earth. Ed. Frank Kaleb Jansen Pasadena, CA: Global Mapping International, 1989

Edited Volumes

  1. P.D. Feaver. Strategic Retrenchment and Renewal in the American Experience.  Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, 2014 forthcoming

Book Reviews

  1. P.D. Feaver. Review of Richard Betts’ American Force.  H-Diplo/ISSF (November 5, 2012).
  2. P.D. Feaver. Bruce Fleming’s Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide: What Each Side Must Know about the Other—and about Itself.  Proceedings of the US Naval Institute (April, 2011).
  3. David Halberstam. The Ghosts that Haunt Another Best and Brightest Generation: A review of David Halberstam’s War in a Time of Peace.  International Studies Review (Fall 2002).
  4. P.D. Feaver. The Case for the Defense, a book review of Rumsfeld: A Portrait.  Weekly Standard (3 November 2003): 34-35.
  5. Michael C. Desh. Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment.  American Political Science Review (June, 2000).
  6. Terry Terriff. The Nixon Administration and the Making of US Nuclear Strategy.  Journal of American History (June, 1996).
  7. Mitchell Reiss. Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities.  Political Science Quarterly (Spring, 1996).
  8. William C. Green and W. Robert Reeves. The Soviet Military Encyclopedia.  Armed Forces and Society (Spring, 1994).


  1. P.D. Feaver, James Golby, and Kyle Dropp. Listening to the Generals: How Military Advice Affects Public Support for the Use of Force. Center for New American Security, April, 2013.
  2. P.D. Feaver, James Golby and Kyle Dropp. Military Campaigns: Veterans’ Endorsements and Presidential Elections. Center for New American Security, October, 2012.
  3. P.D. Feaver. American Grand Strategy At the Crossroads: Leading From the Front, Leading From Behind, or Not Leading at All,”. America’s Path: Grand Strategy for the Next Administration. Center for New American Security, May, 2012.
  4. P.D. Feaver. Nuclear Command and Control in Crisis: Old Lessons From New History. Nuclear Command and Control in Crisis. Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, forthcoming 2013.
  5. P.D. Feaver and Eric Lorber. Coercive Diplomacy: Evaluating the Consequences of Financial Sanctions. Legatum Institute.  November 2010.
  6.  Battlefield Nuclear Weapons: Issues and Options. CSIA Occasional Paper #5. Edited by Peter Feaver and Stephen D. Biddle. University Press of America, 1989.
  7. PD Feaver. Assuring Control of Nuclear Weapons: The Evolution of Permissive Action Links. CSIA Occasional Paper #2. Edited by Peter Feaver and Peter Stein. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1987.


  1. P.D. Feaver. "What do Policymakers Want From Academic Experts on Nuclear Proliferation?." MonkeyCage, (July 8, 2014).
  2. P.D. Feaver. "Penalty Box: How Sanctions Trap Policymakers." (June 6, 2014).
  3. P.D. Feaver. "Shadow Government." ForeignPolicy.Com (2014).  [author's comments]
  4. P.D. Feaver, James Golby, and Kyle Dropp. "The Public Listens to Generals." Cleveland Plain Dealer (April 9, 2013).  [author's comments]
  5. P.D. Feaver and Christopher Gelpi. "Hagel and the Veteran Effect: Service Tempers Views on the Use of Force." (February 12, 2013).
  6. P.D. Feaver. "Shadow Government." (2013).  [author's comments]
  7. P.D. Feaver, James Golby, Heidi Urben, and Kyle Dropp. ""Brass Politics: How Retired Military Officers are Shaping Elections"." (November 5, 2012).
  8. P.D. Feaver. "Pentagon Funding? Bring it On." Foreign Policy Online (August 2008).
  9. P.D. Feaver. "Why We Went Into Iraq." Weekly Standard (24 March 2008).
  10. P.D. Feaver. "MoveOn’s McCarthy Moment." Boston Globe (11 September 2007).
  11. P.D. Feaver. "The Fog of WMD." Washington Post (28 January 2004).
  12. P.D. Feaver. "The Clinton Mind-set." Washington Post (24 March 2004).
  13. P.D. Feaver, Robert Keohane, and Allen Buchanan. "Let UN Impose New Accountability." Newsday (30 March 2004).
  14. P.D. Feaver. "Go Negative On the Allies." New York Times (15 June 2004).
  15. P.D. Feaver, Christopher Gelpi, and Jason Reifler. "Iraq Messages Need Honing." Newsday (23 September 2004).
  16. P.D. Feaver. "Whose Military Vote?." Washington Post (12 October 2004).
  17. P.D. Feaver. "Time for Another Goldwater-Nichols? Military Reform for a New Strategic Era." (2002). Paper commissioned by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The paper has been vetted by retired Secretaries of Defense, senior military, and other policy experts and has served to launch a new 2-year study of defense reform that is intended to culminate in major defense reform legislation.
  18. P.D. Feaver with Stefan Halper. "Dithering Over Detainees." Washington Times (January 20, 2002): B01-B01. Reprinted as "How to End the Debate on Detainees" in The Providence JOurnal, 23 January 2001, p. B4.
  19. P.D. Feaver. "Axis of Rudeness." Weekley Standard (February 25, 2002): 10-11.
  20. P.D. Feaver. "Body Bags Alone Won’t Dampen American Morale." USA Today (March 20, 2002): 15-15.
  21. P.D. Feaver. "Will the UN Really Help?." Washington Post (4 Sep 2003): 21-21.
  22. P.D. Feaver. "Don’t Substitute Spy Services for Leadership." Raleigh News and Observer (15 June 2003).
  23. P.D. Feaver. "Casualties Are the First Truth of War." Weekly Standard (7 April 2003): 17-18.
  24. P.D. Feaver. "Winning Back Old Europe." (3 April 2003.).
  25. P.D. Feaver. "No More Mocking the President." Parliamentary Brief .10 (December, 2001): 4-6.
  26. P.D. Feaver. "Allies in War, Not in Perspective." Washington Post (December, 2001). Reprinted as "Americans and Allies Are Getting Different Stories," in International Herald Tribune, 5 December 2001
  27. P.D. Feaver. "Cold War II." Weekly Standard (October, 2001): 18-19.
  28. P.D. Feaver. "To Maintain that Support, Show Us What Success Means." Washington Post (October, 2001): B1-B1.
  29. P.D. Feaver and Richard Kohn. "Civilian Control to the Forefront." Raleigh News and Observer (October, 2001).
  30. P.D. Feaver. "The Brits are All Right: Except for their Wobbly Elites." Weekly Standard (September, 2001).
  31. P.D. Feaver. "There’s a Good Reason Those Civilians Were on the Sub." Wall Street Journal (February, 2001).
  32. P.D. Feaver. "Gore Steps on a Land Mine." Washington Post (January, 2001): 19-19.
  33. P.D. Feaver and Edmund Malesky. "A Compassionate Foreign Policy?." Weekly Standard (25 September): 17-20.
  34. P.D. Feaver and Christopher Gelpi. "How Many Deaths are Acceptable? A Surprising Answer." Washington Post (November, 1999): B-3. Translated into Japanese and reprinted in revised form in Foresight, No. 4 (April/May 2000)
  35. P.D. Feaver. "I Love Zhu, Zhu Love Me: Clinton’s China Policy." Weekly Standard (26 April): 27-29.
  36. P.D. Feaver and Paul Gronke. "Don’t be Complacent about Public Confidence in the Military." Contra Costa Times (November 28): F05-F05.
  37. P.D. Feaver. "Lessons From Desert Storm: Iraqi Style." Inter-University Seminar Newsletter (Winter, 1996).
  38. P.D. Feaver. "Why Sanctions Are an Iffy Remedy." The Christian Science Monitor (25 June 1992).
  39. P.D. Feaver with Mark Wayda. "The Risk of Letting the Warriors Run a War." Christian Science Monitor (24 January 1991).
  40. P.D. Feaver. "What Colors Should Our Soldiers Be?." L.A. Times (24 January 1991).
  41. P.D. Feaver. "Generosity Begins Only After the Battle." L.A. Times (27 February 1991).
  42. P.D. Feaver with Robert P. Beschel. "Coup’s Lessons for Central Europe." The Christian Science Monitor (26 August 1991).
  43. P.D. Feaver. "An Assessment of the Survivability of Unmanned Air Vehicles Performing Target Acquisition for Battlefield Nuclear Forces." Institute for Defense Analyses, Memorandum Report, M-533. (1990).
  44. P.D. Feaver. "Vietnam’s Wrong Lesson in the Gulf." Christian Science Monitor (23 November 1990).
  45. P.D. Feaver with Robert P. Beschel. "Problem: Scare the Iraqis You Terrorize the Home Folks." L.A. Times (4 December 1990).
  46. P.D. Feaver. "Does Moscow Know Where Its Nukes Are?." L.A. Times (22 December 1990).
  47. P.D. Feaver with Jim Falkenberg. "Meeting Soviet Citizens’ Spiritual Needs." Christian Science Monitor (24 December 1990).
  48. P.D. Feaver with Peter Stein. "Who Needs PALs." Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute. (October, 1988).

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