International relations theory; conflict processes; interstate crisis, escalation and war; alliance dynamics; game theory
Frank C. Zagare is UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science. A former Vice President of the International Studies Association, Dr. Zagare has served on the Advisory Panel of the National Science Foundation, on the editorial boards of International Studies Quarterly, International Interactions, and Oxford Bibliographies Online in International Relations, as a panelist for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, as a member of the Presidential Nominating Committee and the Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the International Studies Association, as a Councilor for the Peace Science Society (International), as a Council Member of the Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association, and on the Academic Advisory Board of the United Arab Emirates University. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the International Studies Association, and the United States Institute of Peace. In 2005 he received the Susan Strange Award from the International Studies Association. Professor Zagare is the author, co-author, or editor of seven books including Perfect Deterrence (with D. Marc Kilgour), The Dynamics of Deterrence, Game Theory: Concepts and Applications, and The Games of July: Explaining the Great War. His most recent book is Game Theory, Diplomatic History, and Security Studies. He is also curator of The Deterrence Project.
Explaining escalation and limited conflicts; modeling extended deterrence; explaining the First World War.