Military Deployments

Military Deployments

This page contains all information related to our research on the positive and negative externalities of US troop deployments abroad. All material on this page is based upon work supported by, or in part by, the Minerva Research Initiative, U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Office under grant number W911NF-18-1-0087. Opinions and interpretations are those of the authors and not the Army or Department of Defense

Research Team

Data and Documentation

The following series of documents and data stem from our research on the grant and contains what we have researched thus far.

Researcher Publications

Here is an active list of publications by the research team as it relates to both decision-making about troops deployments as well as the results of deployments. The list is in chronological order with recent publications listed first.

  • Stravers, A., 2018. Pork, parties, and priorities: Partisan politics and overseas military deployments. Conflict Management and Peace Science.
  • Flynn, M.E., Martinez Machain, C., Stoyan, A., 2018. “Building Trust: The Effect of U.S. Development-Oriented Troop Deployments on Public Opinion in Peru.” International Studies Quarterly.
  • Bell, S.R., Flynn, M.E. and Martinez Machain, C., 2018. UN Peacekeeping Forces and the Demand for Sex Trafficking. International Studies Quarterly62(3), pp.643-655.
  • Bell, S.R., Clay, K.C. and Martinez Machain, C., 2017. The effect of US troop deployments on human rights. Journal of Conflict Resolution61(10), pp.2020-2042.
  • Allen, M.A., Flynn, M.E. and VanDusky-Allen, J., 2017. Regions of hierarchy and security: US troop deployments, spatial relations, and defense burdens. International interactions43(3), pp.397-423.
  • Allen, M.A., VanDusky-Allen, J. and Flynn, M.E., 2016. The localized and spatial effects of US troop deployments on host-state defense spending. Foreign Policy Analysis12(4), pp.674-694.
  • Allen, M.A. and Flynn, M.E., 2013. Putting our best boots forward: US military deployments and host-country crime. Conflict Management and Peace Science30(3), pp.263-285.
  • Martinz Machain, C. and Morgan, T.C., 2013. The effect of US troop deployment on host states’ foreign policy. Armed Forces & Society39(1), pp.102-123.