Research Publications Available Online


Ryan C. Hendrickson Ph. D.


University Address


Department of Political Science

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL 61920-3099


217.581.2926 (fax)





Diplomacy and War at NATO: The Secretary General and Military Action After the Cold War (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2006).


The Clinton Wars: The Constitution, Congress, and War Powers (Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2002).




“Political Science Careers at Comprehensive Universities: Building Balanced Careers at “Greedy” Institutions,” PS. Co-authors: Melinda A. Mueller and Jonathan Strand. (forthcoming)


Secretary-General Leadership Across the United Nations and NATO: Kofi Annan, Javier Solana and Operation Allied Force,” Global Governance (forthcoming) Co-author Kent J. Kille.


“War Powers in the Obama Administration,” Contemporary Security Policy (forthcoming)


“The Out of Iraq Caucus and Congressional Foreign Policy Assertiveness,” Midsouth Political Science Review 10 (2009): 17-40. Co-author: James M. Scott


“NATO Membership for Albania and Croatia: Military Modernization, Geo-Strategic Factors, and Force Projection,” Journal of Slavic Military Studies. 22, 4 (2009): 502-514. Co-authors; Nathan M. Polak and Nathan G. D. Garrett


“Georgian Membership in NATO: Policy Implications of the Bucharest Summit,” Journal of Slavic Military Studies 22, 1 (2009): 1-11. Co-author: Travis L. Bounds


“What Options for NATO?: Dutch Force Projection and Defense Capabilities,” Comparative Strategy 28 (2009): 60-67.


“Congressional War Powers, the Commander in Chief, and Senator John McCain,” Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 18, 1 (2008): 1-16. Co-authors: Jeremy L. Bowling, Richard D. Caldwell, and John S. Morris.


“George W. Bush, War Powers and U.N. Peacekeeping in Haiti,” White House Studies 8, 1 (2008): 57-70. Co-author: Erika N. Cornelius.


“L’OTAN et George W. Bush: Perspectives du Congrès américan sur la transformation de l’alliance,” études internationales 38, 4 (2007): 475-99.


“Operation Artemis and Javier Solana: EU Prospects For a Common Foreign and Security Policy,” Canadian Military Journal 8, 1 (2007): 35-42. Coauthors: Jonathan R. Stand and Kyle Raney.


“The Miscalculation of NATO’s Death,” Parameters 37, 1 (2007): 98-114.


“Croatia and NATO: Moving Toward Alliance Membership,” Comparative Strategy 25, 4 (2006): 297-306. Co-author: Ryan P. Smith.


“Albania and NATO’s ‘Open-Door’ Policy: Alliance Enlargement and Military Transformation,” Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19, 2 (2006): 243-257. Co-authors: Jonathan Campbell and Nicholas Mullikin.


“Public Diplomacy at NATO: An Assessment of Jaap de Hoop Scheffer’s Leadership of the Alliance,” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 8, 2 (2005-2006): 1-28.


“Slovenia’s Membership in NATO: Testing the Criticisms of NATO Expansion,” Baltic Defence Review 12, 2 (2004): 113-127. Co-author: Thomas Ethridge.


“From the Baltic to Black Sea: Bush’s NATO Enlargement,” White House Studies 4, 3 (2004): 319-336. Co-author: Kristina Spohr-Readman.


“NATO’s Secretary General and the Use of Force: Willy Claes and the Air Strikes in Bosnia,” Armed Forces & Society 31, 1 (2004): 95-117.


“Leadership at NATO: Secretary General Manfred Woerner and the Crisis in Bosnia,” Journal of Strategic Studies 27, 3 (2004): 508-527.


“John Kerry as Commander in Chief: War Powers in the Kerry Administration,” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 7, 1 (2004): 1-22.


“Transforming Slovenia’s Military: Moving Toward NATO Membership,” Journal of Slavic Military Studies 16, 4 (2003): 46-57. Co-author: Michael Rudy.


“Expanding NATO: The Case for Slovenia,” Parameters 32, 4 (2002-2003): 64-76.


“NATO’s Secretary General Javier Solana and the Kosovo Crisis,” Journal of International Relations and Development 5, 3 (2002): 240-257. Paul Diehl, guest editor.


Clinton’s Military Strikes in 1998: Diversionary Uses of Force?” Armed Forces and Society 28, 2 (2002): 309-332.


“Article 51and the Clinton Presidency: Self Defense and the Use of Force,” Boston University International Law Journal 19, 2 (2001): 207-231.


“NATO’s Open Door Policy and the Next Round of Enlargement,” Parameters 30, 4 (2000 - 2001): 53-66.


“Beyond Kosovo’s Borders: Albania and NATO’s Strategic Partnership,” Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement 9, 1 (2000): 19-31. Co-author Brian Forneris.


“American War Powers and Terrorism: The Case of Usama Bin Laden,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 23, 3 (2000): 161-174.


“NATO’s Visegrad Allies: The First Test of Kosovo,” Journal of Slavic Military Studies 13, 2 (2000): 25-38.


“NATO’s Enlargement: The Theory and Politics of Alliance Expansion,” European Security 8, 4 (1999): 84-99.


“NATO’s Northern Allies: Contributions in the Post-Cold War,” European Security 8, 1 (1999): 64-78.


“Clinton’s Legal Dominion: War Powers in the Second Term,” National Security Studies Quarterly 5, 1 (1999): 49-64.


Albania and NATO: Regional Security and Selective Intervention,” Security Dialogue 30, 1 (1999): 109-116.


“War Powers, Bosnia and the 104th Congress,” Political Science Quarterly 113, 2 (1998): 241- 258.


“The U.S. Use of Force Abroad: What Law for the President,” Presidential Studies Quarterly 26, 4 (1996): 950-961. Co-author David P. Forsythe.