Research at cPASS targets questions in a variety of areas by applying innovative thinking and diverse methodologies (experiments, deductive modeling, statistical analysis, case studies, “big data”) to traditional security issues made more dynamic and difficult by increased complexity. We emphasize a team-based, multi-method approach to research that combines qualitative and quantitative perspectives; the strongest insights come from integrative approaches. Below is a sample of published research outputs from our ongoing projects.



  • Gartzke, Erik and Jon Lindsay. “Weaving Tangled Webs: Offense, Defense, and Deception in Cyberspace." Security Studies (2016).
  • Gartkze, Erik, Christopher J. Fariss, and Benjamin A.T. Graham. "The Bar Fight Theory of International Conflict: Regime Type, Coalition Size, and Victory." Political Science Research and Methods (2016).
  • Gartzke, Erik and Alex Weisiger "Debating the Democratic Peace in the International System." International Studies Quarterly (2016).
  • Gartzke, Erik and Matthew Kroenig. "Nukes with Numbers: Empirical Research on the Consequences of Nuclear Weapons for International Conflict." Annual Review of Political Science (2016).
  • Gartzke, Erik and Oliver Westerwinter "The Complex Structure of Commercial Peace: Contrasting Trade Interdependence, Asymmetry and Multipolarity." Journal of Peace Research (2016).
  • Gartzke, Erik, Han Dorussen, and Oliver Westerwinter. "Networked International Politics: Complex Interdependence and the Diffusion of Conflict and Peace." Journal of Peace Research (2016).


  • Lindsay, Jon R. “The Impact of China on Cybersecurity: Fiction and Friction.” International Security (2015).
  • Gartzke, Erik. "The Myth of Cyberwar: Bringing War on the Internet Back Down to Earth." International Security (2015). 
  • Lindsay, Jon R. and Tai Ming Cheung. "Acquisition, Absorption, and Application." Oxford University Press (2015).
  • Gartzke, Erik and Jiakun J. Zhang, “Trade and War” in Oxford Handbook on the Politics of Trade, ed. Lisa Martin (Oxford University Press, 2015).