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Publications

Monographs

Blomdahl, Mikael (2008) The Political Use of Force: Beyond National Security Considerations as a Source of American Foreign Policy, Doctoral Dissertation, Stockholm University.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Blomdahl, Mikael (2015) President Clinton´s Decision to Launch Operation Bushwacker against Iraq in 1993: National Security Considerations or Diversionary Tactics? Comparative Strategy No. 34.4.

Blomdahl, Mikael (2016) “Bureaucratic Roles and Positions: Explaining the United States Libya Decision”, Diplomacy and Statecraft No.26.4.

Blomdahl, Mikael (2017) “Diversionary Theory of War and the Case Study Design: President Clinton´s Strikes on Iraq and Yugoslavia”. Armed Forces and Society, Volume 43, Issue 3.

Blomdahl, Mikael (2018) “Interacting Interests: Explaining President Obama´s Libyan Decision, European Journal of American Politics No. 13.2.

Blomdahl, Mikael (2018) “Bureaucratic Politics and Obamas Syria Decision”, White House Studies, No. 14.3.

Blomdahl, Mikael (2018) “Trump´s Syrian Decision: A New Case for the Diversionary Theory Literature” (forthcoming).

Blomdahl, Mikael (2018) “Bureaucratic Politics, Presidential Leadership Style and Crisis Decision-Making: Why Obama said Yes to Libya and no to Syria”, (forthcoming).

Blomdahl, Mikael (2018) “The Secretary of State and the National Security Advisor in the Obama Administration”, (forthcoming).

Other work

Blomdahl, Mikael “USA:s syn på Östersjön och länderna Sverige och Finland, UI-paper No. 2, 2016. Stockholm: Utrikespolitiska institutet.

Blomdahl, Mikael, Daniel Castillo och Anders Nordén (2002) “Vi och Våra Grannar: Stockholmarnas förhållningssätt och Kunskap om de Baltiska Staterna” Södertörn Högskola, Working Paper 5

Popular Science

Blomdahl, Mikael (2015) ”Amerikanska presidentvalet och utrikespolitiken”, UI-bloggen, 2 september, Swedish institute of international affairs, Stockholm

Blomdahl, Mikael and Doeser Fredrik (2015) ” Humanitära interventioner inte bara altruistiska: Därför deltog Sverige och USA i Libyeninsatsen”, Internationella Studier, Nr. 2

Blomdahl, Mikael (2015) “Fortsatt Kollissionskurs mellan Vita Huset och Pentagon?”, UIbloggen, 26 februari, Swedish institute of international affairs, Stockholm

Blomdahl, Mikael (2014) ” Kriminella infiltrerar armén”, Internationella Studier, Nr. 3

Blomdahl, Mikael (2014) “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi”, UI-bloggen, 2 juni 2014, Swedish institute of international affairs, Stockholm