My primary research interests are in interstate conflict and cooperation, foreign policy analysis, and experimental methods. In particular, I am interested in examining how domestic political actors and processes affect the foreign policy choices that states make, and how these choices affect the outcomes of interstate interactions.
I am also interested in intrastate conflict and domestic political violence. In particular, I am interested in understanding how interstate conflict affects domestic political violence and human rights violations by the state. I am also interested in examining why individuals join rebel and terrorist groups and what affects do the tactics resorted by rebel groups have on governmental repression and on group durability.
My general research agenda is oriented towards theoretically
and empirically examining the effects of ex-ante unobservable variables and
parameters on strategic interactions among political entities, and on the
outcomes of such interactions.