Kimberly Marten, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and Acting Director of Columbia’s Harriman Institute, recently participated in a “Roundtable Review” of her latest book through the International Security Studies Foundation. Her book, Warlords: Strong-Arm Brokers in Weak States, discusses the problem of warlordism, where individuals are able to sieze effective control over the territory of a sovereign country, and how governments have attempted to confront it. Per the ISSF’s “roundtable” format, three professors from various universities (Dr. Edelstein of Georgetown, Dr. Evangelista of Cornell, and Dr. Reno of Northwestern) wrote reviews of Dr. Marten’s book, to which she responds in a short article of her own.

The full text of the review is available on ISSF’s website.