While my research focuses primarily on individuals, I maintain a general interest in international relations, security, and foreign policy.  From a methodological perspective, I am interested in how changes in the underlying definition of "conflict" affect the comparability of cases and the composition of data sets.  From a substantive perspective, I am interested in the causes and consequences of conflict-related decision-making.

 

International Recognition

"High Stakes and Low Bars: International Recognition of Governments during Civil Wars" (forthcoming in International Security, Summer 2018 issue)

Landau-Wells, Marika. “Capital Cities in Civil Wars: The Locational Dimension of Sovereign Authority,” Occasional Paper 6, Crisis States Research Center, London School of Economics.  April, 2008.


studying conflict

“The Paradox of Revolutions: How Can We Isolate the Causal Effects of Transformative Events?” (Working Paper with Kai Thaler, Harvard)