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US Army War College
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Cold War history, Cold War diplomacy, Post-Cold War history, post-Cold War diplomacy, US military history, US diplomatic history, US cultural history, and security studies.
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About Me

Samantha A. Taylor is a native of idyllic Anderson SC. She got her bachelors from Lander University and her Masters from East Tennessee State University. Dr. Taylor studied under Dr. Heather M. Stur and obtained her Ph.D. in US History with an emphasis on US diplomatic, military, and cultural history in 2017.

Currently, Dr. Taylor is working at the US Army War College as a Visiting Professor of National Security Strategy. She is also working on her first book that explores liberal internationalism in US post-Cold War national security and foreign policy decisions. She is also co-writing an article on the role of presidential narratives in soliciting and maintaining public opinion for policy decisions for military interventions. Along with her professional work, Dr. Taylor enjoys nature and architectural photography as a hobby.

Recent Publications

Reciprocal Influence: Public Opinion and Presidential Elections on American Foreign Policy – and Vice Versa”, Presidential Studies Quarterly, July 2019

Review of Christopher Fettweis, Psychology of a Superpower: Security and Dominance in U.S. Foreign Policy for H-War, June 2019

“Colin Powell” Wiley Encyclopedia of Diplomacy, April 2018

Review of Jason C. Parker, Hearts Minds, and Voices for H-War, February 2018

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Military, Politics