"Foreign Aid as a Signal to Investors: Predicting FDI in Post-Conflict Countries." Forthcoming in Journal of Conflict Resolution. Co-authored with Ana Carolina Garriga.
"When Politicians Sell Drugs: Examining Why Middle East Ethnopolitical Organizations Are Involved in the Drug Trade." 2012. Terrorism and Political Violence 24 (2): 199-212. Co-authored with Victor Asal and Kathleen Deloughery.
"Democracy, Foreign Policy, and Terrorism." 2009. Journal of Conflict Resolution 53 (6): 878-904. Co-authored with Burcu Savun.
"How Terrorist Organizations Survive: Cooperation and Competition in Terrorist Group Networks"
* Section invited to revise and resubmit
* Sections presented at 2011 American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, International Studies Association, and APSA Political Networks annual meetings.
Abstract: Why do some terrorist groups last much longer than others? This project explores terrorist group survival. Terrorist group survival is puzzling because it is not explained by the conditions that encourage terrorism generally. The topic is important because survival is one measure of success, and there are debates about if and when terrorists can be successful. Most of the literature has focused on terrorist incidents, which ignores the group context in which most incidents occur. Organizational and social network studies suggest that group dynamics have important effects on outcomes, but connections between these studies and the study of terrorism are underdeveloped. My argument, generally, is that intergroup relations are an important and overlooked explanation of terrorist group survival. Both cooperative and adversarial ties help groups with mobilization, and therefore survival. Hypotheses are tested on a new global dataset of terrorist groups and their relationships, 1987-2005, and through case studies of groups in Colombia, Northern Ireland, and Pakistan.
"Diffusion of Danger? The Effects of Civil War on Neighbors' Military Expenditures."
"Interorganizational Dynamics of Mexico's Drug War."
"The Politics of Terrorist Group Cooperation and Competition."