My scholarship draws on more than a decade of foreign policy experience to challenge fundamental assertions in international relations about the nature of national power.
My research examines the composition of modern militaries, covert action, and interstate and intrastate conflict. My teaching background includes courses on insurgency, the modern Middle East, and contemporary West Africa.
In addition to a Ph.D. from the George Washington University, I hold an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and B.S. in Foreign Service, also from Georgetown University. My research languages include Arabic and French.