What Do Policymakers Want From Us?

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Paul C. Avey



This survey was made possible through the generous financial support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. LTG Brent Scowcroft graciously agreed to sign the survey solicitation, which we believe was indispensable in achieving the high response rate to the survey. We are grateful to the Teaching and Research in International Politics (TRIP) project at the College of William and Mary, especially Susan Peterson and Michael Tierney, both for their assistance with the survey design and also for their help with implementing the survey itself. Finally, we thank participants at seminars at Northern Illinois University, Indiana University, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas for helpful comments on earlier drafts of this essay interpreting the results.


 “What Do Policymakers Want From Us? Results of a Survey of Current and Former Senior National Security Decision Makers,” with Paul C. Avey, International Studies Quarterly 58, 2 (2014)


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