Stephen Saideman holds the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He is also the Director of the Canadian Defence and Security Network, which has led to his co-hosting Battle Rhythm, the CDSN’s podcast. His main area of research is International Security, defined broadly. For much of his career, he focused on the international relations of intervention: why do groups and countries get involved in conflicts elsewhere in the world, how do they engage in such efforts, and to what effect. Recently, he has spent most of his time comparing the civil-military relations of democracies and he has also worked on the domestic politics of ethnic conflict, and Canadian defence and foreign policy issues. He is the author of Adapting in the Dust (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and co-author of NATO in Afghanistan. Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (Princeton University Press, 2014). He has published in academic journals such as European Journal of International Security, International Studies Review, West European Politics, Ethnopolitics, International Journal, and Contemporary Security Policy.
- Civil-Military Relations
- International Security
- Stephen M. Saideman, Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada’s War in Afghanistan (University of Toronto Press, 2016).
- David P. Auerswald & Stephen M. Saideman, NATO in Afghanistan. Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (Princeton University Press, 2014).
- Philippe Lagassé & Stephen M. Saideman, “When Civil-Military Relations is Civil: Trust and Parliamentary Oversight of Military Affairs in Belgium and New Zealand,” European Journal of International Security 4:1 (2019): 20-40.
- Stephen M. Saideman, “The Ambivalent Coalition: Doing the Least One Can Do Against The Islamic State,” Contemporary Security Policy 37:2 (2016): 289-3055.
- Stephen Saideman & Marie-Joëlle Zahar, Intra-State Conflicts, Governments and Security: Dilemmas of Deterrence and Assurance (Routledge, 2008).