Stacie Goddard

Stacie Goddard is the Betty Freyhof Johnson ‘44 Professor of Political Science and associate provost of Wellesley in the World at Wellesley College. She studies great power politics, with a specific interest in revisionist powers and the politics of legitimacy. She is author of When Right Makes Might: Rising Powers and World Order (Cornell University Press, 2018).

UK’s refugees-to-Rwanda plan could undermine Northern Ireland peace

A contested policy to send asylum seekers who arrive in the U.K. to Rwanda could rattle the Good Friday agreement.

Negotiations over Ukraine are likely to fail. Here’s why.

Several factors can foil conflict negotiations. The Russian war in Ukraine has them all.

How can international law protect civilians in the Israel-Hamas war?

An expert explains the laws of war.

‘Great power competition’ is a dangerous narrative for U.S. foreign policy

We need a more nuanced approach.

After the explosion in Poland, will NATO go to war with Russia? Probably not.

Here’s what the NATO treaty actually does — and doesn’t — require

What’s in Biden’s National Security Strategy?

The NSS conveys the president’s vision – and the country’s ‘grand strategy.’

When Xi and Putin declared a united front against the United States

A February 2022 joint statement reveals strong views about sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Scholar Robert L. Jervis passed away this month. He pushed policymakers to see the world’s complexity.

Jervis had a boundless curiosity about both theory and policy in international relations.

The Navy won’t reinstate Captain Brett Crozier. There’s more to the story than the Navy is saying

Key questions remain unanswered about why Crozier’s ship did a “port call” in Vietnam.

Trump just said buying Greenland would be ‘a large real estate deal.’ He’s making a dangerous mistake.

Trump doesn’t seem to understand that nations don’t buy and sell territory any more.