Lantis has authored a number of books, including: Foreign Policy Advocacy and Entrepreneurship: How a New Generation in Congress is Shaping U.S. Engagement with the World (University of Michigan Press, 2019); Arms and Influence: U.S. Technology Innovationas and the Evolution of International Security Norms (Stanford University Press, 2016); United States Foreign Policy in Action (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013); The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2009); The Global Classroom: An Essential Guide to Study Abroad, with Jessica DuPlaga (Paradigm, 2009); Strategic Dilemmas and the Evolution of German Foreign Policy Since Unification (Praeger, 2002); and Domestic Constraints and the Breakdown of International Agreements (Praeger, 1997).
He is co-editor of books including: Strategic Culture and Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific (Routledge, 2015); Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective: Domestic and International Influences on State Behavior, Second Edition, with Ryan K. Beasley, Juliet Kaarbo, and Michael T. Snarr (CQ Press, 2012); and The New International Studies Classroom: Active Teaching, Active Learning, with Lynn M. Kuzma and John Boehrer (Lynne Rienner, 2001).
He has also published dozens of articles and book chapters on United States foreign policy, nuclear proliferation, strategic culture, and international security. These have appeared in leading journals, including International Security, Foreign Policy Analysis, Review of International Studies, Contemporary Security Policy, International Studies Perspectives, Cooperation and Conflict, and Politics & Policy.