Policy Research

Mainstreaming Hate: The Far-Right Fringe Origins of Islamophobic and Anti-Refugee Politics, with Samuel Davidoff-Gore, National Security Network, December 2015

Living with the Consequence: The Effects of Voting Down the Iran Nuclear Agreement, National Security Network, July 2015

The Limits of Iran's Regional Ambitions, National Security Network, July 2015

Confronting the Islamic State: An Assessment of U.S. Strategic Options, with Bill French, National Security Network, February 2015

Navigating an AUMF for the Islamic State: Toward a High-Standard Authorization, with Bill French, National Security Network, September 2014

Strategic Adaptation: Toward a New U.S. Strategy in the Middle East, with Bruce W. Jentleson, Andrew M. Exum, and Melissa G. Dalton, Center for a New American Security, June 2012


Selected Articles

The State of Sovereignty, Lawfare, April 30, 2017

The Failed Islamic States Index, with Ellen Noble, Foreign Policy, August 7, 2014

Reading Between the Targeted Killings, Foreign Policy, May 14, 2014

The Case for Canamerica, Foreign Policy, October 3, 2013

Mapped: Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979, Foreign Policy, August 23, 2013

One Era's Traitor Is Another Era's Whistle-Blower, Foreign Policy, June 12, 2013

America's Next Top Diplomat, Foreign Policy, December 21, 2012

The Arab Spring's Second Bloom, The National Interest, June 19, 2012

Policing Reform and Reforming Police, with Andrew M. Exum, Sada, February 16, 2012

Syria and Other Wars Without End, The Atlantic, November 23, 2011


Selected Editorials and Commentary

The paranoid style in Islamophobic politics, The Hill, December 14, 2015

Dick Cheney Was for the Iran Deal Before He Was Against It, Foreign Policy, September 8, 2015

Iran Is Hardly On The March, with John Bradshaw, Defense One, July 15, 2015

A misguided effort against Islamic State, Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2015

The Costs of Losing Strategic Patience in Syria, RealClearWorld, November 22, 2014

How to Translate a News Story about a Drone Strike, Foreign Policy, April 22, 2014

'Could have prevented 9/11' is the new 'Hitler', Foreign Policy, June 14, 2013


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