Richard K. Betts

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Director, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
Director, International Security Policy Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs
Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies, Department of Political Science

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Richard K. Betts is the Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies in the Department of Political Science, Director of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and Director of the International Security Policy Concentration at School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.  His research interests include national security, military strategy, and international conflict.

Betts has served as lecturer in government and as visiting professor of government at Harvard University and as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.  He is a former staff member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the National Security Council, and the Mondale presidential campaign.  Betts serves as an occasional consultant to the National Intelligence Council and Central Intelligence Agency.  His writings have earned five prizes, including the Woodrow Wilson Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book in political science.

Betts received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.

Selected Publications

American Force: Dangers, Delusions, and Dilemmas in National Security (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011).

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"Institutional Imperialism." National Interest (May/June 2011).

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“Conflict or Cooperation? Three Visions Revisited.” Foreign Affairs (November/December 2010).

Conflict After the Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace, Third Edition, ed. (New York: Pearson, 2008).

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