Publications of Bruce W. Jentleson    :chronological  combined  bibtex listing:

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  1. B.W. Jentleson. American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 5th edition forthcoming  2013.
  2. B.W. Jentleson. American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century.4th edition W.W. Norton, 2010.
  3. Jentleson, BW. American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century (Fifth Edition). W.W. Norton, July, 2013. 768 pages pp.  [abs]
  4. Jentleson, B. Economic Sanctions: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press, 2021.
  5.  Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations, four volumes. Edited by Bruce W. Jentleson and Thomas G. Paterson. Oxford University Press and Council on Foreign Relations, 1997.
  6. B.W. Jentleson. Foreign Military Intervention: The Dynamics of Protracted Conflict. Edited by editor and contributor with Ariel Levite and Larry Berman. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. (paperback edition, 1994.)
  7.  Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized: Diplomacy in the Post-Cold War World. Edited by B.W. Jentleson, editor and contributor. Rowman and Littlefield and Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, 1999.
  8. Jentleson, BW. Perspectives on American Foreign Policy Readings and Cases. W.W. Norton, 2000. 326 pages pp.  [abs]
  9. B.W. Jentleson. Pipeline Politics: The Complex Political Economy of East-West Energy Trade. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1986.
  10. Pauly, LW; Jentleson, BW. Power in a complex global system. January, 2014. 1-260 pp.  [abs]
  11. B.W. Jentleson and Steven Weber. The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas. Harvard University Press, 2010.
  12. Jentleson, BW. The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship. W. W. Norton & Company, April, 2018. 416 pages pp.  [abs]
  13. B.W. Jentleson. With Friends Like These: Reagan, Bush and Saddam, 1982-1990. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 1994.

Journal Articles

  1. Jentleson, BW. "'The Liberal Order Isn't Coming Back' What Next?." Democracy: a Journal of Ideas (2018).
  2. Jentleson, BW. "A responsibility to protect: The defining challenge for the global community." Harvard International Review 28.4 (December, 2007): 18-23.
  3. Jentleson, BW. "Accepting Limits: How to Adapt to a Copernican World." Democracy: a Journal of Ideas (Winter, 2012).
  4. Jentleson, BW. "America's global role after Bush." Survival 49.3 (Fall, 2007): 179-200. [doi]
  5. Jentleson, BW; Weber, S. "America's hard sell." Foreign Policy 169.169 (November, 2008): 43-49. (cover story)  [abs]
  6. Jentleson, BW. "American commitments in the Third World: theory vs. practice." International Organization 41.04 (September, 1987): 667-704.  [abs]
  7. Jentleson, BW. "American commitments in the Third World: Theory vs. practice." International Organization 41.4 (January, 1987): 667-704. [doi]
  8. Sorenson, DS. "Arms Control during the Pre-Nuclear Era: The United States and Naval Limitations between the Two World Wars. By Robert Gordon Kaufman. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990. 289p. $40.00.." American Political Science Review 85.1 (March, 1991): 338-339. [doi]
  9. Jentleson, BW. "Beware the Duck Test." The Washington Quarterly 34.3 (Summer, 2011): 137-149. [doi]
  10. Jentleson, BW; Ratner, E. "Bridging the Beltway-Ivory Tower gap." International Studies Review 13.1 (March, 2011): 6-11. [doi]  [abs]
  11. Jentleson, BW. "Conflicts Unending: The United States and Regional Disputes. By Richard N. Haass. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990. 184p. $22.50.." American Political Science Review 85.01 (March, 1991): 337-338.
  12. Jentleson, BW. "Deadly Paradigms: The Failure of U.S. Counterinsurgency Policy. By D. Michael Shafer. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988. 331p. $34.50.." American Political Science Review 83.2 (June, 1989): 705-706. [doi]
  13. Jentleson, BW. "Discrepant Responses to Falling Dictators: Presidential Belief Systems and the Mediating Effects of the Senior Advisory Process." Political Psychology 11.2 (June, 1990): 353-353. [doi]
  14. JENTLESON, BW. "EAST-WEST-TRADE AND THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE - BALDWIN,DA, MILNER,HV." Political Science Quarterly 106.4 (December, 1992): 733-735.
  15. Jentleson, BW. "Economic Coercion and U.S. Foreign Policy: Implications of Case Studies from the Johnson Administration. Edited by Sidney Weintraub. (Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1982. Pp. xvii + 234. $23.00.)." American Political Science Review 78.2 (June, 1984): 576-577. [doi]
  16. Stein, JG; Barnett, M; Frankel, B; Gause, G; Gerner, DJ; Herrmann, R; Jentleson, BW; Kaye, DD; Lebow, RN; Lynch, M; Solingen, E; Spiro, DE; Sylvan, DA; Weber, S. "Five scenarios of the Israel-Palestinian relationship in 2002: Works in progress." Security Studies 7.4 (January, 1998): 195-208. [doi]
  17. Jentleson, BW. "From consensus to conflict: the domestic political economy of East-West energy trade policy." International Organization 38.04 (September, 1984): 625-660.  [abs]
  18. Jentleson, BW. "From Consensus to Conflict: The Domestic Political Economy of East-West Energy Trade Policy." International Organization 38.4 (January, 1984): 625-660. [doi]
  19. Jentleson, BW. "Global Governance in a Copernican World." Global Governance 17 (March, 2012).
  20. Jentleson, BW. "Global Governance, the United Nations, and the challenge of trumping Trump." Global Governance 23.2 (January, 2021): 143-149. [doi]
  21. JENTLESON, BW. "Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform by Paul R. Pillar." Political Science Quarterly 127.3 (September, 2012): 477-478. [doi]
  22. Jentleson, BW. "Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnamby Gordon M. Goldstein." Political Science Quarterly 124.3 (September, 2009): 540-541. [doi]
  23. Jentleson, BW. "Metternich of Arabia." National Interest Online (June, 2011). [metternich-arabia-5543]
  24. Jentleson, BW. "Military force against terrorism: Questions of legitimacy, dilemmas of efficacy." (December, 2007): 40-58.  [abs]
  25. Lorber, E; Jentleson, BW. "Military Power and the Capabilities-Utility Gap: Lessons of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War." (2009).  [abs]
  26. Jentleson, BW. "No One's World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn." Foreign Affairs 91.3 (May, 2012): 173-173.
  27. B.W. Jentleson. "Normative Future: A U.S. Perspective." Transatlantic 2020: A Tale of Four Futures (2011).
  28. Jentleson, BW. "Public Opinion and Donald Trump's Foreign Policy: Initial Assessment." H Diplo/International Securities Study Forum Policy Roundtable.Public Opinion and the Trump administrat (September, 2017).
  29. Jentleson, BW. "Reflections on Praxis and Nexus." Ps: Political Science & Politics 23.3 (January, 1990): 434-436. [doi]
  30. Jentleson, BW. "Refocusing US Grand Strategy on Pandemic and Environmental Mass Destruction." The Washington Quarterly 43.3 (July, 2020): 7-29. [doi]
  31. Jentleson, B. "Right-Sizing Foreign Policy." Democracy 54 (2019).
  32. Jentleson, BW; Kaye, DD. "Security status: Explaining regional security cooperation and its limits in the Middle East." Security Studies 8.1 (January, 1998): 204-238. [doi]
  33. Jentleson, BW; Britton, RL. "Still pretty prudent: Post-cold war American public opinion on the use of military force." Journal of Conflict Resolution 42.4 (January, 1998): 395-417. [doi]  [abs]
  34. Jentleson, BW. "Strategic Choices and Dangerous Traps." Ps 19.1 (Winter, 1986): 69-69. [doi]
  35. Jentleson, BW. "Strategic Coercion: Concepts and Cases. Edited by Lawrence Freedman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 400p. $92.00.." American Political Science Review 93.4 (December, 1999): 1012-1013. [doi]
  36. Jentleson, BW. "Strategic Recalibration: A Palmerstonian Middle East Strategy." Order From Ashes: New Foundations for Security in the Middle East (2018).
  37. Jentleson, BW. "Strategic Recalibration: Framework for a 21st-Century National Security Strategy." The Washington Quarterly 37.1 (January, 2014): 115-136. [doi]
  38. Jentleson, BW. "The Atlantic Alliance in a Post-America World." Journal of Trans Atlantic Studies (March, 2009).
  39. Jentleson, BW. "The Bridging the Gap Initiative and Programs." Ps: Political Science & Politics 48.S1 (August, 2015): 108-114. [doi]
  40. Jentleson, BW. "The John Holmes memorial lecture: Global governance in a Copernican world." Global Governance 18.2 (January, 2012): 133-148. [doi]
  41. Jentleson, BW. "The Making of America's Soviet Policy. Edited by Joseph S. NyeJr. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984. Pp. x + 369. $27.50.)." American Political Science Review 79.1 (March, 1985): 271-272. [doi]
  42. Jentleson, BW. "The need for praxis: Bringing policy relevance back in." International Security 26.4 (Spring, 2002): 169-183. [doi]
  43. Jentleson, BW. "The Obama Administration and R2P: Progress, Problems and Prospects." Global Responsibility to Protect Winter 2012-13 (2012).
  44. Jentleson, BW. "The Philippines: U.S. policy during the Marcos years, 1956–1986." Government Publications Review 19.1 (January, 1992): 85-86. [doi]
  45. JENTLESON, BW. "THE POLITICAL BASIS FOR TRADE IN UNITED-STATES-SOVIET RELATIONS." Millennium: Journal of International Studies 15.1 (Spring, 1986): 27-47. (reprinted in The Cold War Debated, eds. David Carlton and Herbert M. Levine (New York: McGraw Hill, 1988) [doi]
  46. Jentleson, BW. "The Pretty Prudent Public: Post Post-Vietnam American Opinion on the Use of Military Force." International Studies Quarterly 36.1 (March, 1992): 49-49. [doi]
  47. Jentleson, BW. "The Reagan Administration and Coercive Diplomacy: Restraining More Than Remaking Governments." Political Science Quarterly 106.1 (Spring, 1991): 57-57. [doi]
  48. Jentleson, BW. "The Remaking of the Middle East." Duke Magazine (Summer, 2011).
  49. Jentleson, BW. "The United States and R2P: Challenges of Policy Prioritization, Bureaucratic Institutionalization, Strategy, and International Collaboration." The Oxford Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect (2016).
  50. Jentleson, BW. "Theories of International Politics and Zombies. By Daniel W. Drezner. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. 136p. $14.95.." Perspectives on Politics 10.1 (March, 2012): 212-213. [doi]
  51. Jentleson, BW. "Tough Love Multilateralism." The Washington Quarterly 27.1 (Winter, 2003): 5-24. [doi]
  52. Jentleson, BW. "Who 'Won' Libya? The Force-Diplomacy Debate and Its Implications for Theory and Policy." International Security 30.3 (Winter, 2005): 47-86. (with Christopher A. Whytock) [doi]

Chapters in Books

  1. B.W. Jentleson. "Coercive Diplomacy: Scope and Limits, Theory and Policy." The Routledge Companion to Security Studies. Ed. Victor Mauer and Myriam Dunn Cavelty 2009
  2. B.W. Jentleson. "Effective Multilateralism: US Perspectives." Effective Multilateralism: Through the Looking Glass of East Asia. Ed. Jochen Prantl, Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming
  3. Frankel, B; Levite, A; Hamza, K; Jentleson, B. "Middle east arms control and regional security dilemmas." Repairing the Regime: Preventing the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction. April, 2014: 195-204.
  4. B.W. Jentleson. "Policy Planning: An Integrative Executive Branch Strategy." Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy. Ed. Daniel W. Drezner Brookings Institution Press, 2009
  5. Jentleson, BW; Pauly, LW. "Political Authority, Policy Capacity, and Twenty-First-Century Governance." Power in a Complex Global System. January, 2014: 3-16.
  6. Jentleson, B; Levite, A; Berman, L. "Protracted foreign military intervention: A structured, focused comparative analysis." Diplomacy, Force, and Leadership: Essays in Honor of Alexander L. George. January, 2019: 229-254. [doi]  [abs]
  7. Jentleson, B. "Weaponized Interdependence, The Dynamics of 21st Century Power, and U.S. Grand Strategy." The Uses and Abuses of Weaponized Interdependence. Ed. Drezner, D; Farrell, H; Newman, A Brookings Institution Press, 2020
  8. B.W. Jentleson. "Yet Again: Humanitarian Intervention and the Challenges of 'Never Again'." Leashing the Dogs of War: Conflict Management in a Divided World. Ed. Chester Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, Pamela Aall U. S. Institute of Peace Press, 2006
  9. B.W. Jentleson. "“Force and Legitimacy: Terrorism Scenarios”." Force and Legitimacy in the Evolving International System. Ed. Ivo H. Daalder Brookings Institution Press, 2007

Book Reviews

  1. B.W. Jentleson. How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires and the American Way of War, Dominic Tierney.  H-DIPLO/ISSF, Vol. III, No. 9 (March 2012) (2012).
  2. Jentleson, B. Roundtable 11-8 on The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal.  Review by Bruce W. Jentleson, Duke University (December, 2019).
  3. B.W. Jentleson. Theories of International Relations and Zombies, Daniel Drezner.  Perspectives on Politics March 2012 (2012).


  1. Jentleson, B; Goldgeier, J. A Democracy Summit Is Not What the Doctor Ordered.  Foreign Affairs (December, 2021).
  2. Jentleson, B. American Foreign Policy and the 2020 Presidential Election.  Strategic and Defense Studies Center (October, 2020).
  3. Jentleson, B. Burying and Unburying History: American Strategy in a Faulknerian World.  January, 2020.
  4. Jentleson, B. Lincoln, FDR and Sizing Up Donald Trump.  April, 2020.
  5. Jentleson, B. Millennials are so over US domination of world affairs.  July, 2018.
  6. Pauly, LW; Jentleson, BW. Preface.  Power in a Complex Global System 1-2 (January, 2014): xiii-xiv. [doi]
  7. Jentleson, B. That Post-Liberal Order International World: Some Core Characteristics.  September, 2018.
  8. Jentleson, B; Goldgeier, J. The United States Is Not Entitled to Lead the World.  Foreign Affairs (September, 2020).
  9. Jentleson, B; Goldgeier, J. The United States Needs a Democracy Summit at Home.  Foreign Affairs (January, 2021).


  1. B.W. Jentleson. Coercive Diplomacy: Scope and Limits in the Contemporary World. Policy Analysis Briefs The Stanley Foundation, December, 2006.
  2. B.W. Jentleson. Sanctions Against Iran: Key Issues. Century Foundation Report. Century Foundation, forthcoming.
  3. B.W. Jentleson, A. Exum et al. Strategic Adaptation: Towards a New U.S. Strategy in the Middle East.June 2012 Center for a New American Security (CNAS), 2012.
  4. B.W. Jentleson. Strategic Leadership: Framework for a 21st Century National Secuirty Strategy. Phoenix Initiative, July, 2008. (principal co-author) [PhoenixInitiative]


  1. B.W. Jentleson. "The Bi-Sectoralists." (2011-). Monthly column in Huffington Post, co-authored with Jay Pelosky.

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