Research Publications

“Pakistan in 2019 Navigating Major Power Relations amid Economic Crisis,” Asian Survey, January/February 2020. 

“Great Expectations: Asking Too Much of the US-India Strategic Partnership,” (with Heather Byrne), The Washington Quarterly, Fall 2019. 

“Politics and Threat Perception: Explaining Pakistani Military Strategy on the North West Frontier,” (with Paul Staniland & Asfandyar Mir), Security Studies, published online Jul. 19, 2018. 

Investigating Crisis: South Asia’s Lessons, Evolving Dynamics, and Trajectories, Editor, Washington, DC: Stimson Center, 2018.

“Command of the Commons,” (w/ Vinod Kannuthurai), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, Ed. Fathali Moghaddam, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2017, pp. 120-122.

“Size Still Matters: Explaining Sri Lanka’s Counterinsurgency Victory Over the Tamil Tigers,” Small Wars and Insurgencies, 28 (1), 2017, pp 119-165.

“It’s A Commons Misunderstanding: The Limited Threat to American Command of the Commons,” (with Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson), A Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U.S. National Security, Ed. John Mueller and Christopher A. Preble, Washington, DC: Cato Institute, 2014, pp. 223–244.

“Review of When Counterinsurgency Wins: Sri Lanka’s Defeat of the Tamil Tigers, by Ahmed S. Hashim,” Journal of Strategic Studies, 37 (3), 2014, pp. 468–471.

“Selective Leviathans: Explaining State Strategies of Counterinsurgency and Consolidation,” Précis, Spring 2014.

Countering Others’ Insurgencies: Understanding U.S. Small-Footprint Interventions in Local Context, (with Stephen Watts, Jason H. Campbell, Patrick B. Johnston, and Sara Bana), Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2014.

“Pakistan’s Counterinsurgency Strategy,” Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion, Ed. Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann, New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 202–228.

“Whither Command of the Commons? Choosing Security Over Control,” (with Joshua Shifrinson), Great Powers Initiative Policy Paper Series, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation, September 2011.

“Why Isn’t Turkey Balancing Iran? Explaining Balance-of-Power and Alliance Behavior in Response to Nuclear Proliferation,” A Collection of Papers from the Nuclear Scholars Initiative, Washington, DC: CSIS, 2010.

“India’s Approach to Counterinsurgency and the Naxalite Problem,” CTC Sentinel, 4 (10), October 2011, pp. 5–9.

“The Pakistan Military’s Adaptation to Counterinsurgency in 2009,” CTC Sentinel, 3 (1), January, 2010, pp. 9–13.

“Pakistani Military Capabilities for a Counterinsurgency Campaign: A Net Assessment,” Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative Publication, Washington, DC: New America Foundation, 2009.