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terrorism civil war peacekeeping cease-fire peace agreement
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Terrorism in civil wars.

Cease-fires and war termination.

International cooperation.


Recent Publications


Does Peacekeeping Work? Shaping Belligerents’ Choices after Civil War. Princeton University Press, 2008.

Peace Time: Cease-Fire Agreements and the Durability of Peace. Princeton University Press, 2004.
Journal Articles

“Do Terrorists Win? The Use of Terrorism and Civil War Outcomes 1989-2009.” International Organization Vol 69, No. 3. 2015, pp. 519-556.

“Is Peacekeeping ‘Winning the War on War’?” Symposium: “Has Violence Declined in World Politics? A Discussion of on Joshua S. Goldstein’s Winning the War on War: the Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide.” Perspectives on Politics Vol. 11, No. 2, June 2013, pp. 566-570.

With Reyko Huang. “Democratization after Civil War: A Brush-Clearing Exercise.” International Studies Quarterly. Vol. 56, No. 4, December 2012.

With Lise Morjé Howard. “Pitfalls and Prospects in the Peacekeeping Literature.” Annual Review of Political Science. Vol. 11. 2008, pp. 283-901.

“Interstate Peacekeeping: Causal Mechanisms and Empirical Effects.” World Politics, Vol. 56, No. 4, July 2004, pp. 481-519.

“Does Peacekeeping Keep Peace? International Intervention and the Duration of Peace after Civil War.” International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 48, No. 2, June 2004, pp. 269-92.

“Inside and Out: Peacekeeping and the Duration of Peace after Civil and Interstate Wars” International Studies Review, Vol. 5, No. 4, December 2003, pp. 97-114.

Media Coverage

On Oregon Public Radio’s “Think Out Loud” January 6, 2016. On the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns Oregon.

Presentation on causes and effectiveness of terrorism to foreign journalists for US Department of State “Countering Violent Extremism Foreign Reporting Tour” September 30, 2015.

On Oregon Public Radio’s “Think Out Loud” August 10, 2015. “Does Terrorism Work?”

Research for “Do Terrorists Win?” highlighted in:

  • The Atlantic: David Graham “Does Terrorism Work” May 25, 2015
  • Slate: Joshua Keating “Terrorism Doesn’t Work. So Why do Groups Like ISIS Keep At It?” June 2, 2015.
  • Die Zeit: “Terroristen können nicht gewinnen” June 8, 2015.
  • IPG: Internationale Politik und Gesselschaft “Terror ist in Wahrheit wirkungslos” June 22, 2015.
  • Dan Riendreau’s At Night – Corus Radio Network (Calgary), May 28, 2015.
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