The American Political Science Review, the flagship journal of the American Political Science Association, published an article co-authored by Michael Allen, an associate professor in the School of Public Service. The article is titled “Outside the Wire: U.S. Military Deployments and Public Opinion in Host States.”
In it, the authors use new survey data they collected from 14 countries to examine how different forms of exposure to the U.S. military correlates with views about the U.S. military, U.S. people and U.S. government. Their research shows how interpersonal contact with and economic reliance on the U.S. military can build support for and dissent from the U.S. security operations in their country; this support is a fundamental component of the U.S. maintaining its permanent presence in other countries.
Professor Allen co-authored the article with Michael Flynn and Carla Martinez Machain from Kansas State University, and Andrew Stravers from the RAND Corporation. You can find the article here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-political-science-review/article/outside-the-wire-us-military-deployments-and-public-opinion-in-host-states/BEC8A7BA48C9CF5B82B100CCC4CFA56E