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Jeffrey Taliaferro

Former Fellow


    September 5, 2017 — May 25, 2018

    Professional affiliation

    Professor of Political Science, Tufts University

    Wilson Center Projects

    The Best of Frenemies: Politics of Intra-Alliance Coercion in U.S. Foreign Policy

    Full Biography

    Jeffrey W. Taliaferro is professor of political science at Tufts University. His research and teaching focus on security studies, international relations theory, international history and politics, intelligence and US national security, and cybersecurity and policy. Taliaferro is the author of Defending Frenemies: Alliance Politics and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press, 2019); and of Balancing Risks: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery (Cornell University Press, 2004), which won the American Political Science Association's Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Award for the Best Book in International History and Politics. He is the co-author, with Norrin M. Ripsman and Steven E. Lobell, of Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics (Oxford University Press, 2016). He is also co-editor, with Lobell and Ripsman, of Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and of The Challenge of Grand Strategy: The Great Powers and the Broken Balance between the World Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2012).