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Krista E. Wiegand


Director, Global Security Program

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Krista E. Wiegand, a specialist in international relations, holds a joint faculty appointment with the Department of Political Science and the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy. Professor Wiegand joined the UTK faculty in 2014 after nine years on the faculty at Georgia Southern University. She received her PhD in Political Science from Duke University in 2004. She is a Faculty Fellow and directs the Global Security program at the Baker Center. She oversees programming, workshops, speakers, and research projects with faculty fellows, a post-doctoral fellow, graduate student research fellows, and undergraduate students affiliated with the Baker Center.

Research Interests

Dr. Wiegand’s research covers territorial and maritime disputes, conflict resolution/management, war and militarized interstate disputes, terrorism and political violence, bargaining strategies, international mediation, arbitration, and adjudication of interstate and civil conflicts, and foreign policy strategies of states in East Asia and the Middle East. She has published two books: Bombs and Bullets: Governance by Islamic Terrorist and Guerrilla Groups (Routledge, 2010) and Enduring Territorial Disputes: Strategies of Bargaining, Coercive Diplomacy, and Settlement (University of Georgia Press, 2011), and is co-editor of the book Islands of Contention:  The China-Japan Border Dispute in a Multidisciplinary Perspective (Routledge, 2015). She is currently working on a book manuscript with Emilia Justyna Powell at Notre Dame University on the peaceful resolution of territorial and maritime disputes.

Selected Publications

Wiegand, Krista E., and Eric Keels. Forthcoming 2018.  “Oil Wealth, Civil War Duration, and the Role of Coalition Size in Terminating Conflicts,” Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Wiegand, Krista E., and Erik Beuck. Forthcoming 2018. “Strategic Selection: Philippine Arbitration against China in the South China Sea,” Asian Security.

Wiegand, Krista E. 2017. “Peaceful Dispute Resolution by Authoritarian Regimes,” Foreign Policy Analysis, forthcoming.

Prins, Brandon, Krista E. Wiegand, Sambudda Ghatak, and Aaron Gold. 2017. “Managing Territorial Conflict: An Introduction to this Special Issue, Conflict Management & Peace Science 34(2): 121-125.

Wiegand, Krista E. 2015. “The Korean-Japanese Security Relationship and the Dokdo Islets Dispute,” The Pacific Review 28 (3): 347-366.

Wiegand, Krista E. 2014. “Mediation in Territorial, Maritime, and River Disputes,” International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice 19 (2): 343-370.

Powell, Emilia Justyna and Krista E. Wiegand. 2014. “Strategic Selection: Political and Legal Mechanisms of Territorial Dispute Resolution,” Journal of Peace Research 51 (3): 361-374.

Wiegand, Krista E. 2014. “Dispute Resolution of Border Disputes in the Arabian Gulf,” Journal of Territorial & Maritime Research 1 (1): 37-52.

Wiegand, Krista E. 2012. “Bahrain, Qatar, and the Hawar Islands: Resolution of a Gulf Territorial Dispute,” Middle East Journal 66 (1): 79-96.

Wiegand, Krista E. and Emilia Justyna Powell. 2011. “Unexpected Companions: Bilateral Cooperation between States Involved in Territorial Disputes,” Conflict Management & Peace Science 28 (3): 209-229.

Wiegand, Krista E. and Emilia Justyna Powell. 2011. “Past Experience, Quest for the Best Forum, and Peaceful Attempts to Resolve Territorial Disputes,” Journal of Conflict Resolution 55 (1,): 33-59.

Wiegand, Krista E. 2011. “Militarized Territorial Disputes: States’ Attempts to Transfer Reputation for Resolve,” Journal of Peace Research 48 (1): 101-113.

Khmelko, Irina and Krista E. Wiegand 2010. “Governmental Repression in Ethnic Conflict:  The Role of Institutional Incentives and Cultural Legacies,” International Journal of World Peace 27 (2): 7-34.

Powell, Emilia Justyna and Krista E. Wiegand. 2010. “Legal Systems and the Peaceful Attempts to Resolve Territorial Disputes,” Conflict Management & Peace Science 27 (2): 129-151.

Wiegand, Krista E. 2009. “Reformation of a Terrorist Group: Hezbollah as a Lebanese Political Party,” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 32 (8): 669-690.

Wiegand, Krista E. 2009. “China’s Strategy in the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Dispute: Issue Linkage and Coercive Diplomacy,” Asian Security 5 (2): 170-193.

Wiegand, Krista E. 2005. “Nationalist Incentives to Prevent Settlement of the Territorial Dispute Between Guatemala and Belize,” Nationalism & Ethnic Politics 11 (3): 349-383.

Wiegand, Krista E. and David L. Paletz. 2001. “The Elite Media and the Civilian-Military Culture Gap,” with David L. Paletz, Armed Forces & Society 27 (2): 183-204.

Contact Information

Dr. Krista E. Wiegand
1640 Cumberland Ave
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3340