The ISA statement lacks not only comparative history but also local historical depth. It also distorts moral responsibility.
Stuart J. Kaufman is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. Dr. Kaufman taught at the University of Kentucky from 1990 to 2004. He spent 1999 working as Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs on the U.S. National Security Council staff. Dr. Kaufman specializes in ethnic conflict, international security affairs and international relations history, and he is the author of two award-winning books on nationalism and ethnic conflict: Nationalist Passions (2015) and Modern Hatreds (2001). He is also co-editor of The Balance of Power in World History (2007), and has published dozens of articles in a wide array of scholarly journals.Dr. Kaufman earned his B.A. (1983) from Harvard University, and his M.A. (1985) and Ph.D. (1991) from the University of Michigan.