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Scott A. Silverstone

Carnegie Council Fellow, 2003-2004; U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Scott A. Silverstone

Scott Silverstone is associate professor of international relations at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

His areas of expertise include international relations theory, international security, and American foreign policy, particularly how it gets shaped by the domestic political debate.

Before beginning graduate school in 1993, Silverstone was a U.S. naval officer. He flew for the Navy from 1986 to 1990, and from 1990 to 1993 served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon as a crisis management officer. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999.

Last Updated: August 22, 2017

  • Preventive War and American Democracy (Routledge, Feb 2007)
  • Divided Union: The Politics of War in the Early American Republic (Cornell University Press, 2004)
  • "Federal Democracy and Aggressive Foreign Policy: The Democratic Peace Debate and the American Experience, 1810-1856," University of Pennsylvania Center for International Politics Working Paper Series, No. 98-2 (July 1998). Available through Columbia International Affairs Online.