New Haven, CT 06520, United States
Yale University where Leon Sigal received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
Harvard University where Leon Sigal received a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
(In the post-Cold War era, the United States is less willi...)
In the post-Cold War era, the United States is less willing and able than before to expend unlimited resources abroad; as a result it will need to act less unilaterally and more in concert with other nations. What will become of an American foreign policy that prefers coercion when conciliation is more likely to serve its national interests? Using the events that nearly led the United States into a second Korean War, Sigal explores the need for policy change when it comes to addressing the challenge of nuclear proliferation and avoiding conflict with nations like Russia, Iran, and Iraq. What the Cuban missile crisis was to fifty years of superpower conflict, the North Korean nuclear crisis is to the coming era.
(In this volume, Leon Sigal shows how a handful of NGOs wi...)
In this volume, Leon Sigal shows how a handful of NGOs with almost no mass base got more than 100 countries to outlaw a weapon that their armies had long used. It is a story of intrigue and misperception, of clashing norms and interests, of contentious bureaucratic and domestic politics. It is also a story of effective leadership, of sustained commitment to a cause, of alliances between campaigners and government officials, of a US senator who championed the ban, and of the skilful use of the news media. Despite this monumental effort, the campaign failed to get the United States to sign the treaty. Drawing on extensive internal documents and interviews with US officials and ban campaigners, Sigal tells the story of the in-fighting inside the Clinton administration, in the Pentagon, and within the ban campaign itself that led to this major setback for an otherwise unprecedented, successful global effort.
Leon Sigal studied at Yale University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964. He also attended Harvard University and received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1971.
Leon Sigal started his career as a Rockefeller scholar in foreign policy at Brookings Institution in 1971. In 1972, he became a research associate at The Twentieth Century Fund where he worked for a year. In 1974, Sigal took up a post of an assistant professor of government at Wesleyan University. He was appointed associate professor in 1977 and in 1983 he became a professor. He left this post in 1990.
Leon Sigal worked as a special assistant to the director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs at the United States Department of State from 1980 to 1981. He worked as an adjunct professor of international affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs from 1985 to 1989 and from 1996 to 2000. Sigal also was a visiting lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School in 1988 - 2000. Now he is the director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York.
Leon Sigal published his first book Reporters and Officials: The Organization and Politics of Newsmaking in 1973. Later he published such books as Fighting to a Finish: The Politics of War Termination in the United States and Japan, 1945, Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea and Hang Separately: Cooperative Security between the United States and Russia, 1985-1944. His book Negotiating Minefields: The Landmines Ban in American Politics was published in 2006.
(In the post-Cold War era, the United States is less willi...)1998
(In this volume, Leon Sigal shows how a handful of NGOs wi...)2006
Leon Sigal is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, International Institute of Strategic Studies and Europe and Central Asia Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch.
Leon Sigal married Meg Fidler on April 16, 1983. The marriage produced a son.