Blog Posts

The picture above was taken when conducting fieldwork in Lima, Peru in July 2018
The picture above was taken when conducting fieldwork in Lakenheath, England in July 2019

The US and the Philippines’ military agreement sends a warning to China – 4 key things to know. The Conversation, February 6, 2023.

Biden sending more troops to Eastern Europe – 3 key issues behind the decision. The Conversation, February 3, 2022.

The US military presence in Europe has been declining for 30 years – the current crisis in Ukraine may reverse that trend. The Conversation, January 25, 2022.

The Navy’s fuel leak in Hawaiʻi outraged local activists. That’s happened around the globe. The Monkey Cage, January 13, 2022.

After Afghanistan, US military presence abroad faces domestic and foreign opposition in 2022. The Conversation, January 5, 2022.

Biden will stop the U.S. troop drawdown in Germany, but also push for smaller deployments around the world. The Monkey Cage, February 11, 2021.

Relations between the US and allies are souring. What's next for NATO? The Political Quarterly, January 2, 2020.

Trump wants South Korea and Japan to pay more for defense The Monkey Cage, November 26, 2019.

Why does the US pay so much for the defense of its allies? 5 questions answered. The Conversation, December 2, 2019.

Natural (base) selection: The potential costs of a U.S. military base in the Galapagos The Quantitative Peace, September 16, 2019

Development-Oriented Deployments in Latin America: Soft Power or Politicized Instrument? The Quantitative Peace, July 8, 2019

Why did Trump decide against airstrikes on Iran? Here's what we know Monkey Cage, June 22, 2019

Understanding How Populations Perceive U.S. Troop Deployments Owl in the Olive Tree, March 27, 2019

Politics and Peer Review in AMLO's Mexico The Quantitative Peace, March 5, 2019

The Implications of 5,000 Troops to Colombia Duck of Minerva, February 5, 2019

The Connection Between Peacekeeping and Increased Sex Trafficking War Room, October 17, 2018

UN Peacekeeping and the Demand for Sex Trafficking Political Violence at a Glance, August 30, 2018

The U.S. just bombed 3 sites in Syria. Here's what we know about why nations choose airstrikes. Monkey Cage, April 14, 2018

Targeting terrorists or promoting development? The United States' approach to foreign aid in sub-Saharan Africa Political Violence at a Glance, August 24, 2017

It's the Economy, Stupid (But Blame Minority Groups) Political Violence at a Glance, October 27, 2016

How Do U.S. Troop Deployments Affect Respect for Human Rights? The Quantitative Peace, April 7, 2016

Fictional Political Scientists The Quantitative Peace, July 22, 2014