I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College and a Research Affiliate with the MIT Security Studies Program. My book Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win and co-edited volume Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics  were recently published with Cornell University Press and Oxford University Press. My research and teaching focus on Middle East politics, terrorism and political violence, national movements, and international relations. I regularly give talks to universities, think tanks, and business and community groups, and I conduct media interviews. I have a Ph.D. in political science from MIT and a B.A. in political science and history from Williams College.

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NEW BLOG POST: TRUMP'S 'DEAL OF THE CENTURY' REPRESENTS A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

In a new blog post with Political Violence @ a Glance, I argue that the Trump Plan represents a paradigm shift from collaborative negotiation to coerced victory in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Although the plan presents the Israeli right's vision to end the conflict, Israelis may, in Trump’s terms, finally “get tired of winning” when they see what their “clear victory” has won them: a single state with a significant Palestinian population that no longer wants to negotiate with Israel as outsiders, but become part of it, as citizens.

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NEW BOOK 

Stories From the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science

My new co-edited volume with Ora Szekely on fieldwork is now available for pre-order. It features 42 personal stories from political scientists about their fieldwork: some funny, some dramatic, all fascinating and instructive. They reflect not only on their own experiences but also on larger questions of research ethics, responsibility, and how their personal and professional identities affect their fieldwork.

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NEW BLOG POST:

YEMEN'S PROXY WARS EXPLAINED

In a new blog post with my PhD student Tyler Parker in Political Violence @ A Glance, we explain the variety of intervention strategies utilized by states in Yemen's proxy wars, from the UAE's "in it to win it" approach, to Saudi Arabia's "holding action," to Iran's attempt to "feed the chaos."

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