"Forum: A Coup at the Capitol? Conceptualizing Coups and Other Anti-Democratic Actions," forthcoming at International Studies Review. Co-authored with Jonathan Powell, Salah Ben Hammou, Amy Erica Smith, Lucas Borba, Drew Holland Kinney, and Mwita Chacha.
“Militarized Policing in the Middle East and North Africa,” The Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Online First (2021), doi.10.1080/21520844.2021.1996816. Co-authored with Zachary Karabatak.
“Policing Insurgency: Are More Militarized Police More Effective?,” Small Wars & Insurgencies, Special Issue on Global Counterinsurgency and the Police-Military Continuum, OnlineFirst (2021), doi.10.1080/09592318.2021.1980186.
"Mapping Coercive Institutions: A New Data Set of State Security Forces, 1960-2010." Journal of Peace Research 58, no. 2 (2020): 315-325.
"Will There Be Blood? The Determinants of Violence During Coups d’état." Journal of Peace Research 56, no. 6 (2019): 797-811.
"Preventing Coups d’état: How Counterbalancing Works." Journal of Conflict Resolution 6, no. 2 (2018): 1433-1458.
Book chapters & editor-reviewed pieces
“Police Militarization and its Political Consequences.” CP: Newsletter of the Comparative Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association, Volume XXXI, Issue 1 (Spring): 103-111, 2021.
“Counterbalancing and Coups d’état.” In William R. Thompson and Hicham Bou Nassif, eds., Oxford Research Encyclopedia of the Military in Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
“Beyond Words: U.S. Policy and the Responsibility to Protect,” in The Responsibility to Protect: The Global Moral Compact for the 21st Century, Richard Cooper and Juliette Voinov Kohler, eds. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan (co-authored with Lee Feinstein), 2009.
H-Diplo | ISSF Article Review, “Review Essay 60: 'Explaining Divergent Trends in Coups and Mutinies: The End of the Cold War and the Role of Military Agency,'" by Maggie Dwyer and Oisín Tansey, October 28, 2021.
“Covert Operations Fail More Often than Not, So Why Do Leaders Order Them?” Review of In the Shadow of International Law: Secrecy and Regime Change in the Postwar World by Michael Poznansky, Modern War Institute, United States Military Academy at West Point, September 30, 2021.
“Subcontracting War on the Subcontinent.” Review of Gambling with Violence: State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India, by Yelena Biberman. Modern War Institute, July 24, 2020.
"18 Steps to a Democratic Breakdown," Washington Post, Outlook, December 10 | printed in the Sunday Outlook section, December 12, 2021. Co-authored with Risa Brooks. Illustrated by Hanna Barczyk.
"How Can We Vaccinate Against Viral Political Science?." Political Science Lab Leaks: A Symposium. Duck of Minerva Blog, August 31, 2021.
"No, Trump is Not Attempting a 'Coup.' Here's Why the Distinction Matters.” Washington Post, PostEverything/The Monkey Cage, November 11 | printed in Outlook, B2, November 15, 2020.
“Do Democracies Need to Worry About Coups?," Cornell University Press Blog, December 4, 2020.
“International Trends in Militarized Policing: New Data and Puzzles.” Political Violence at a Glance, July 23, 2020.
“Coups, Protests, and Violence: What to Expect in Bolivia.” Political Violence at a Glance, November 25, 2019.
“Why Does the United States Still Believe the Myth of the 'Good Coup'?” Op-Ed, Washington Post, November 13, 2019.
“Trump Wants Venezuela's Military to Remove its President. But Maduro Has Made that Difficult.” The Monkey Cage, Washington Post, May 2, 2019.
“Coup-Proofing for Dummies: The Benefits of Following the Maliki Playbook.” Foreign Affairs Snapshot, July 27, 2014.
Research in progress
“From Civil War to Coup d’état: How Peace Agreements Shape Post-Conflict Violence” (R&R)
"State-Militia Relations and State Repression" (under review)
“When Do American Support Military Intervention in Politics?” (research in progress, with Calvert Jones)
"Explaining Civilian Support for Political and Criminal Armed Groups" (research in progress, NSF Award #1558488, with Michael Weintraub and Livia Schubiger)
“Attitudes Toward Protests and State Repression: The Role of Citizenship Norms” (research in progress, with Gabriella Levy and Livia Schubiger)
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