Publications

Forthcoming. “From Protection to Persecution: Threat Environment & Refugee Scapegoating”.  Journal of Peace Research. (with Christian Gineste)

Forthcoming. Introducing POSVAR: A Dataset on Refugee-Related Violence.”  Journal of Peace Research. (with Christian Gineste)

2018. “Reputation, Concessions, and Territorial Civil War: Do Ethnic Dominoes Fall, or Don’t They?” Journal of Peace Research 55(5): 671–686 (with Nils-Christian Bormann)

2018.Foreign Aid as a Counterterrorism Tool: More Liberty, Less Terror?” Journal of Conflict Resolution 62(8): 1607-1635(with Daniel Tirone)

2016.New Democracies and the Risk of Civil Conflict: The Lasting Legacy of Military Rule.”  Journal of Peace Research 53: 745-757. (with Scott Cook).

2012.Exogenous Shocks, Foreign Aid, and Civil WarInternational Organization 66: 363-393. (with Daniel Tirone)  *The recipient of the Robert O. Keohane Award year for the best research article published in International Organization by an untenured scholar*

2011.Foreign Aid, Democratization, and Civil Conflict: How does Democracy Aid Affect Civil Conflict? American Journal of Political Science 55: 233-246. (with Daniel C. Tirone)

2010.Information, Agreement Design and the Durability of Civil War Settlements.” American Journal of Political Science 54: 511-524. (with Michaela Mattes).

2009.Democracy, Foreign Policy, and Terrorism.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 53: 878- 904. (with Brian J. Phillips)

2009.Fostering Peace after Civil War: Commitment Problems and Agreement DesignInternational Studies Quarterly 53: 733-755. (with Michaela Mattes)

2008.Information, Bias, and Mediation Success” 2008. International Studies Quarterly 52:25-47.

2007.Terminating Alliances: Why do States Abrogate Agreements?Journal of Politics 69: 1118-1132. (with Brett Ashley Leeds)