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Steven David

  • Professor


  • Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Steven David is a professor of international relations whose work focuses on security studies, the politics of the developing world, American foreign policy and Middle East turmoil. His scholarship emphasizes the impact of internal politics on foreign policy, particularly among developing countries. David's teaching covers a wide range of subjects with security issues at its core.

David is the author of three books, including his most recent title, "Catastrophic Consequences." His other books include "Choosing Sides: Alignment and Realignment in the Third World" and "Third World Coups d'Etat and International Security." David is currently working on two books. The first will examine the emerging Sino-American competition in the developing world and the second book will explore existential threats to Israel.

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Suleimani assassination 'pulverizes' U.S. influence in Middle East
Published Jan 6, 2020
JHU experts on the Middle East, international relations, and political science discuss the role Qassim Suleimani played in Iran's military and the potential fallout from his assassination by U.S. drone strike

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