Articles

Peer-Reviewed

“Militia Welfare: Resource Endowment and Public Goods Provision by Armed Nonstate Groups in Pakistan and Nigeria” (with Megan Turnbull), Political Science Quarterly, forthcoming.

Terrorist Prison Breaks” (with Trevor Cloen and Farhan Zahid), Perspectives on Terrorism 12, no. 1 (2018).

How We Know What We Know About Pakistan: New York Times News Production, 1954-1971,Modern Asian Studies (2017), DOI: 10.1017/S0026749X16000901.

Genocidal Violence, Nation-Building, and the Bloody Birth of Bangladesh” (with Rachel Castellano), Asian Security (2017), DOI: 10.1080/14799855.2017.1335712.

Self-Defense Militias, Death Squads, and State Outsourcing of Violence in India and Turkey,” Journal of Strategic Studies (2016), DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2016.1202822.

Channeling Islam: Religious Narratives on Pakistani Television and Their Influence on Pakistani Youth” (with Sahar Gul and Feryaz Ocakli), Asian Affairs: An American Review 43, No. 3 (2016): 78-97.

Why Terrorists Target Children: Outbidding, Desperation, and Extremism in the Peshawar and Beslan School Massacres” (with Farhan Zahid), Terrorism and Political Violence (2016), DOI: 10.1080/09546553.2015.1135425.

One Shield, Two Responses: Anti-U.S. Missile Defense Shield Protests in the Czech Republic and Poland” (with Feryaz Ocakli), Politics & Policy 43, No. 2 (April 2015): 197-214.

The Politics of Diplomatic Service Reform in Post-Soviet Russia,” Political Science Quarterly 126, No. 4 (Winter 2011-2012): 669-680.

Bureaucratic Partisanship and State Building: The Case of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry,” Problems of Post-Communism 58, No. 2 (March/April 2011): 17-27.
*Awarded 2011 Millar Prize

“Assessing the Costs of Weak Diplomatic Institutions” (Ukrainian: «Оцінюючи Втрати Внаслідок Слабких Інститутів Дипломатії»), Academic Bulletin of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine (Науковий Вісник Дипломатичної Академії України) Vol. 15 (2010): 228-234.

“Political Science and the Rules of Causal Inference” (Russian: «Политология и правила выявления причинно-следственных отношений»), Polis 10, No. 6 (2009): 168-176.

Book Chapter

“Violence by Proxy: Russia’s Ex-Rebels and Criminals in Chechnya” (pp. 135-150), in State Terror, State Violence: Global Perspectives, Ed. Bettina Koch (Wiesbaden: Springer, 2016).

Policy Pieces

An Opportunity for Regional Leadership in South Asia,” New Atlanticist, February 7, 2017.

Bridging the Gap between Policing and Counterinsurgency in Pakistan” (with Farhan Zahid and Philip Hultquist), Military Review (November-December 2016): 37-43.

When the Strong Weaponize the Weak: States and Guerrilla Warfare,” Sustainable Security (Oxford Research Group), October 19, 2016.

Between Radicalization and Violence” (with Gage Willand), Political Violence @ a Glance, June 23, 2016.

Peace by Assassination?Political Violence @ a Glance, May 25, 2016.

The Problem with Proxies: Ideology is No Substitute for Operational Control” (with Orr Genish) Small Wars Journal, September 27, 2015.

Reimagining Pakistan’s Militia Policy,” Atlantic Council Issue Brief, April 27, 2015.

In Pakistan, Domestic Threats Begin to Overshadow India,” Washington Post, Monkey Cage, January 6, 2015.

Are There Lessons from Pakistan for Future of Fighting in Ukraine?Washington Post, Monkey Cage, May 27, 2014.

Generation Putin,” Foreign Policy, January 22, 2008.

“Between the East and West,” Moscow Times 4326 (Feb. 8, 2010), 7.

“Unwelcomed Missiles” (with Feryaz Ocakli), Russia Profile, December 29, 2009.

“Back on the Radar: The Organizers of Anti-Radar Demonstrations in the Czech Republic Claim that Ordinary People Want a Say in the Debate,” Russia Profile, July 28, 2009.

“Iran: Code Orange?” Foreign Policy In Focus, June 30, 2009.

“Learning from the Soviets in Afghanistan,” Foreign Policy In Focus, June 20, 2008.

“Children of the Revolution: A New Generation of Russians Tries to Become Politically Active,” Russia Profile, February 5, 2008.

“Why Alma Mater Matters,” Russia Profile 5, No. 6 (July 2008): 8-9.

“A Rural Referendum: Villagers Hope Medvedev Will Continue Down Putin’s Path,” Russia Profile, March 3, 2008.

“Banking on Russian Women,” Passport Moscow (September 2008): 30-32.

“U.S.-Iran Relations Need Reform,” Wellesley News, September 2003.