Welcome to my website. I am a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation. Prior to RAND, I was a fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. My research interests include insurgency, terrorism, intelligence, threat finance, and development. My research and commentary has been published or is forthcoming in the American Economic Review, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, Civil Wars, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Development Economics, The New York Times, Security Studies, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, and other outlets. The content on this site does not represent the views of the RAND Corporation or any other organization.