JALLC Research Analyst Ulrich Pilster has recently published articles in two scientific journals in the field of international relations: International Studies Perspectives and Armed Forces and Society.” Both journals are listed in the Thomson Reuter’s Social Sciences Citation Index; Armed Forces and Society is ranked among the top military studies journals on Google Scholar.
Ulrich, who is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Essex’s Michael Nicholson Centre on Conflict and Cooperation, wrote the articles together with Dr. Tobias Boehmelt, Reader at the University of Essex, UK, and Dr. Atsushi Tago, Associate Professor at the University of Kobe, Japan
The article published in International Studies Perspectives looks at the determinants of states’ early withdrawals from military coalition operations. Ulrich and his co-authors analysed data on multilateral military interventions between 1946 and 2001 and conducted case studies of the South Korean and Australian contributions to the Vietnam War. They demonstrate in the article that characteristics of the states that participate in a military coalition operation, as well as the characteristics of the military intervention itself, drive decisions for an early withdrawal of troops. The article in Armed Forces and Society deals with the impact of security force structure on the mass killing of civilians in counterinsurgency campaigns. And was conducted using quantitative analyses of instances of armed conflict between 1971 and 2003.Read More