Michael C. Horowitz is an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. His first book, The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics, published by Princeton University Press, won the Furniss Award given by the Mershon Center at the Ohio State University and the Best Book Award from the International Security Studies section of the International Studies Association.

Defense austerity and US strategy in Asia

August 08 0 Comments

For those interested in current policy issues, I have just written a short piece for the National Bureau of Asian Research titled “How Defense Austerity Will Test U.S. Strategy in Asia.” The piece deals with the implications of defense sequestration for the implementation of Air-Sea Battle, research and development on the next generation of weapons […]

The modern system and military effectiveness

June 11 0 Comments

I am happy to announce the publication of a new article with Ryan Grauer, who is a former Penn PhD student and now an Assistant Professor of International Affairs in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. The article is titled “What Determines Military Victory: Testing the Modern System.” […]

Time for updates

February 03 0 Comments

I realize that this page has not been updated all that often, though I have kept the data page reasonably updated. Over the next week, I will be posting a series of short pieces and links to my research, and updating my “Research” page. I will then continue to keep the page updated after that.