My research focuses on the ways in which variations in the constitution, operation, and performance of military organizations in interstate and subnational conflicts condition international relations. My current work examines three aspects of the creation, use, and exploitation of force in the global arena:
 
Information management and military power. Starting from Clausewitz's premise that war is an inherently uncertain affair, these projects consider the role organization plays in the harnessing and conversion of latent resources into combat power on the battlefield and, consequently, political power more generally.
Suasion as military power. These papers examine the role of surrender in war, identifying the logics that drive soldiers to give up on the battlefield, the actions belligerents can take to induce surrender, and the implications of developing "capturing power" for the generation of military and political power more generally. 
Transferring military power. These papers consider various ways in which military organizations improve their capacity fight, with particular emphases on trends in external funding for non-state actors, the organization of allied forces, and the intersection of non-state and state actors as martial ideas diffuse throughout the international system.
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Ryan D. Grauer

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University of Pittsburgh

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