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This book examines the shape, sources and dangers of information warfare (IW) as it pertains to military, diplomatic and civilian stakeholders.

Areas of Interest

American Grand Strategy & Politics of National Security

War, News, & Public Opinion

Arms Sales and U.S. Foreign Policy

Books & Edited Volumes

Whyte, C., Mazanec, B., Thrall, A. T., Eds., Information Warfare in the Cyber Age (New York and London: Routledge 2020)

Glaser, J., Preble, C. and Thrall. A. T. Fuel to the Fire: What’s Wrong with Trump’s Foreign Policy (Washington, D.C., Cato Institute 2019)

Thrall, A. T. and Friedman, B. H., Eds. U.S. Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: The Case for Restraint (New York and London: Routledge 2018)

Cramer, J.K. and Thrall, A. T. Eds., Why Did the United States Invade Iraq? (New York and London: Routledge 2011)

Thrall, A. T. and Cramer, J.K. eds., American Foreign Policy and the Politics of Fear: Threat Inflation since 9/11. (New York and London: Routledge 2009)

Thrall, A. T., War in the Media Age (New Jersey: Hampton Press 2000)

Articles

Thrall, A. T., Cohen, J., and Dorminey, C., “Power, Profit, or Prudence? U.S. Arms Sales since 9/11” Strategic Studies Quarterly, Summer 2020.

Glaser, J., Preble, C. and Thrall, A. T., “Toward a More Prudent American Grand Strategy,” Survival, October/November 2019

Thrall, A. T., Stecula, D., and Sweet, D., “May We Have Your Attention Please? Human Rights NGOs and the Problem of Global Communication,” International Journal of Press/Politics (April 2014)

Rousseau, D., Thrall, A. T., Schulzke, M., and Sin, S., “Democratic Leaders and War: Simultaneously Managing External Conflicts and Domestic Politics,” Australian Journal of International Affairs (Spring 2012)

Thrall, A. T., Lollio-Fakhreddine,  Donnelly, L, Herrin, W., Paquette, Z., Wenglinski, R., Wyatt, A. “Star Power: Celebrity Advocacy and the Evolution of the Public Sphere,” International Journal of Press/Politics, 13:4, 2008, pp. 362-385.

Thrall, A. T., “A Bear in the Woods? Threat Framing and the Marketplace of Values,” Security Studies 16:3, 2007, pp. 462-488

Thrall, A. T. and Patrick, B.A., “Beyond Hegemony: Bush Media Strategy and the War in Iraq,” Mass Communication and Society, 10:1, 2007, pp. 95-118.

Thrall, A. T., “The Myth of the Outside Strategy,” Political Communication, 23:4, 2006, pp. 407-420

Thrall, A. T. and Patrick, B.A. “Winning the Peace: Paradox and Propaganda after the Invasion of Iraq,” Global Media Journal, 2:4, 2004, pp. 1-29

Book Chapters

Whyte, C., Mazanec, B. and Thrall, A. T., “Information Warfare in the Cyber Age,” in Whyte, C., Thrall, A. T., Mazanec, B., co-editors, Information Warfare in the Cyber Age (New York: Routledge 2020)

Thrall, A. T., and Armstrong, A., “Bear Market? Grizzly Steppe and the Resilience of the American Information Environment” for publication in Whyte, C., Thrall, A. T., Mazanec, B., co-editors, Information Warfare in the Cyber Age (New York: Routledge 2020)

Thrall, A. T., “Identifying the Restraint Constituency,” in Thrall and Friedman, Eds., S. Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: The Case for Restraint (New York: Routledge 2018)

Thrall, A. T., and Friedman, B.H., “Introduction: National Interests, Grand Strategy, and the Case for Restraint,” in Thrall and Friedman, Eds., S. Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: The Case for Restraint (New York: Routledge 2018)

Thrall, A. T., and Stecula, D., “All the World’s a Stage: Celebrities and Transnational Human Rights Advocacy,” in Tumbler and Waisbord, Sage Handbook of Human Rights (New York: Routledge 2017).

Thrall, A. T., Stecula, D., and Moyer, R., “Building a Better Boomerang? Human Rights NGOs and the New Media,” in Franziska Oehmer, Ed., Political Actors in Change. Parties, Interest Groups and Social Movements Facing New Communicative Challenges. (Berlin: Nomos 2014).

Thrall, A. T. and Cramer, J.K., “Why Did the United States Invade Iraq? A Survey of Expert Opinion,” in Cramer and Thrall, Eds., Why Did the United States Invade Iraq (New York: Routledge 2011)

Thrall, A. T. and Cramer, J. K., “Threat Inflation: Theories and Debates,” in Thrall and Cramer, Eds., American Foreign Policy and the Politics of Fear: Threat Inflation since 9/11 (New York: Routledge 2009)

Thrall, A. T., “Framing Iraq: Threat Inflation in the Marketplace of Values,” in Thrall and Cramer, Eds., American Foreign Policy and the Politics of Fear: Threat Inflation since 9/11 (New York: Routledge 2009)

Policy Reports & White Papers

Thrall, A.T., Cohen, J. and Dorminey, C., “The 2019 Arms Sales Risk Index,” Cato Institute, September 10, 2019

Thrall, A. T., Smeltz, D., Ruger, W., Goepner, E., and Kafura, C., “The Clash of Generations? Intergenerational Change and American Foreign Policy Views,” Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Charles Koch Institute, June 25, 2018

Thrall, A. T. and Dorminey, C., “Risky Business: The Role of Arms Sales in U.S. Foreign Policy,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis # 836, March 13, 2018

Thrall, A. T. and Goepner, E., “Step Back: Lessons for U.S. Foreign Policy from the Failed War on Terror,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis # 814, June 26, 2017

Thrall, A.T., and Glaser, J., “Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy and the Myth of Retrenchment,” Cato Institute Working Paper # 43, April 24, 2017

Thrall, A. T. and Goepner, E., “Millennials and U.S. Foreign Policy: The Next Generation’s Attitudes towards Foreign Policy (and Why They Matter),” Cato Institute White Paper, June 16, 2015