I am currently a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie-Mellon University. I recently (September 2014) received my Ph.D from the University of California, Los Angeles in Political Science.
My main ongoing research project concerns the causes and effects of partisan electoral interventions by the great powers, attempting to determine why such interventions occur and what are their effects. I examine these questions utilizing a dataset (PEIG) I constructed of such U.S. and USSR/Russian interventions between 1946 and 2000 as well as, among other things, in-depth archival research into cases in which such an intervention had been seriously considered by a great power. This project has been supported by an IGCC dissertation fellowship as well as by scholarships from the George C. Marshall/Baruch fellowship, the LBJ Presidential Library foundation and others. It is now being developed into an academic book project based on my Ph.D dissertation on this topic.
I have six academic publications, including a new article in International Studies Quarterly about the effects of electoral interventions on the results of the intervened elections and a forthcoming article at Terrorism and Political Violence on their effects on domestic terrorism. Other research projects of mine have examined, for example, the causes of regional war and peace as well as the customary law of war.
Given recent events I have written an op-ed in the Washington Post (Monkey Cage) about the Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. election, given interviews on partisan electoral interventions to CNN, NPR, BBC World, and other media outlets, and have served as a consulted/ quoted expert for multiple news segment and articles on this and related topics for various media organs around the world.