Raymond Tanter

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Raymond Tanter

Professor Emeritus

  • Fields of Study
    • World Politics/International Relations
  • About

    As Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Research Associate at the Middle East Center at The University of Michigan, Tanter taught courses on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, International Security Affairs, and Ballistic Missile Defense. As Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in 2001, Raymond Tanter wrote “Rogue Nations, Least–Responsible States, and Hostile States.” It is to be a part of book manuscript entitled Rational Rogues: Deterrence and Defense. In 2001–2002, Tanter is Scholar–in–Residence at The Middle East Institute in Washington, where he is testing the validity of rational choice ideas in explaining U.S. policies regarding Iran.


    Selected Publications

    • Raymond Tanter and Richard H. Ullman (eds.) Theory and Policy in International Relations: (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972).
    • Raymond Tanter, Modelling and Managing International Conflicts: The Berlin Crises, (Beverly Hills CA: Sage Publications, 1974).
    • Janice Gross Stein and Raymond Tanter, Rational Decisionmaking: Israel's Security Choices, 1967, (Columbus OH: Ohio State University Press, 1980).
    • Raymond Tanter, Who's at the Helm? Lessons of Lebanon, (Boulder CO: Westview Press, 1990).
    • Raymond Tanter, Rogue Regimes: Terrorism and Proliferation (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998 hardback; 1999 revised paperback).
    • Raymond Tanter and John Psarouthakis, Balancing in the Balkans (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999).