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Research

Current research

  • Why and How UN Peacekeeping Composition Matters, with Andrea Ruggeri, book under contract with Oxford University Press
  • Non-State Actor Violence: Refugees and State Capacity, with Tobias Böhmelt and Kristian Gleditsch (R&R)
  • School Infrastructure Spending and Educational Outcomes in Northern Italy, with Alessandro Belmonte, Giovanna D’Inverno and Marco Modica, SPRU Working Paper Series number: 2017-20
  • How Migration Policies Moderate the Diffusion of Terrorism, with Tobias Böhmelt, CAGE working paper number: 349
  • Terrorist Violence and Nonviolent Military Involvement in Politics, with Mauricio Rivera and Chiara Ruffa
  • Near and far consequences of terrorism on political attitudes, with Enzo Nussio & Bridget Steele
  • Appointment and tenure of civilian and military leadership in UN peacekeeping, with Kseniya Oksamytna and Magnus Lundgren
  • Regional Integration Support: A Positive Externality Toward Migration Attitudes, with Tobias Böhmelt

Articles

The post-print versions of my articles are available on ResearchGate

Book Chapters

Special Issues

Policy Contributions

In the Media

  • War for oil is no conspiracy theory, Money Week (11 May 2018)
  • How countries use the weapons trade to secure access to oil, The Independent (08 May 2018)
  • How Jeff Sessions Misrepresented The Trump Administration’s Expansion Of Military Supplies For Police, Huffington Post (01 Sep 2017)
  • Academics Say Administration Mischaracterized Findings on Police Use of Military Gear, Wall Street Journal (31 Aug 2017)
  • Military kit cuts crime, The Economist (31 Aug 2017)
  • Trump to Fully Restore Military Surplus Transfers to Police, New York Times (27 Aug 2017)
  • Trump to restore program sending surplus military weapons, equipment to police, Washington Post (27 Aug 2017)
  • Trump Targets Muslims, Refugees In New Executive Order Issued On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Huffington Post (28 Jan 2017)
  • No real link between immigration and subsequent terrorism, study suggests, The Columbus Dispatch (18 Feb 2016)
  • There’s no real link between immigration and terrorism, study finds, Washington Post (17 Feb 2016)
  • Experts say more immigration could create decrease in terrorist attacks, International Business Times (17 Feb 2016)
  • Une nouvelle étude démontre que l'immigration ne favorise pas le terrorisme, Slate (18 Feb 2016)
  • Study Suggests Oil Factors Hugely Into Foreign Wars, Newsweek (4 Feb 2015)
  • Intervention in civil wars ‘far more likely in oil–rich nations’, The Independent (28 Jan 2015)
  • The conspiracy theorists are right. Research shows nations really do go to war over oil, Washington Post (28 Jan 2015)
  • Butter statt Kanonen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (17 Nov 2014)
  • En Afghanistan, les talibans sont riches d'opium, L’Express (13 Feb 2013)