How do administrative and organizational factors influence counterinsurgency? While recent scholarship focuses on the importance of organizational factors in understanding the dynamics of civil wars, many of these works focus solely on rebels, rather than the state.
Using available archival and publicly available data on US military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, co-authors and I investigate how promotions, unit organization, and rotations affect counterinsurgency.
Traditionally, sub-division boundaries have limited the attention paid to political violence in America by International Relations and Comparative Politics scholars.
Working as part of a team at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST), we are analyzing determinants of support for American Extremism. Our research has been briefed to policy makers and covered in the New York Times.
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