Academic Research

Curriculum Vitae

 

Military Recruitment (Conscription) Data

Country-year binary conscription data on most countries since 1800, as well as length of initial enlistments (some countries) and whether countries have an active military force or not (all countries)

Data (.csv)  Codebook (.pdf)

 

Current Book Project

How Militaries Learn: Human Capital, Military Education, and Battlefield Effectiveness: examines how militaries learn using large-n statistical analysis, case studies, and in-depth analysis of the UAE National Defense College.

Access the Military Schools Data Project.

 

Book

Stability Economics: The Economic Foundations of Security in Post-Conflict Environments, with Daniel G. Cox, eds. (Fort Leavenworth, KS: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2012).

 

Reviewed Articles

I Want You! The Determinants of Military Conscription,” with Victor Asal and Justin Conrad, Journal of Conflict Resolution (published online, forthcoming in print).

Data (.dta) Tables (.do) Appendix (.pdf)

Why Professionalize? Economic Modernization, Security, and Military Professionalism,” Foreign Policy Analysis (published online, forthcoming in print).

Data (.dta) Data (.csv) Log (.smcl) Do-file (.do) Appendix (.docx)

Does Operational Art Exist? Space, Time, and a Theory of Operational Art,” Military Operations, vol. 2, no. 1 (winter 2014): 4–7.

Training Is Not Enough: Economic Development and Military Professionalism in Turkey,” St. Antony’s International Review, vol. 7, no. 1 (May 2011): 119–43.

It’s All the Rage: Why Mechanization Doesn’t Explain COIN Outcomes,” with Niel A. Smith, Small Wars & Insurgencies, vol. 21, no. 3 (September 2010): 519–28.

Forty Years of COIN: The Israeli Occupation of the Palestinian Territories,” Joint Force Quarterly, issue 50 (3rd Quarter 2008): 79–84.

 

Under Review/Revision

“Markets and Manpower: The Political-Economy of Compulsory Military Service” (with Lindsay Cohn)

 

Other Publications

Simple Ways to Help Expatriate Pupils Learn Arabic.” The National (Abu Dhabi) (editorial, December 8, 2015).

Will ISIL Be Remembered as a New Third Reich?The National (Abu Dhabi) (editorial, August 25, 2015).

Does Military Education Matter?E-International Relations (May 26, 2015).

Brother, Can You Pare a DIME? Towards a New Typology of National Power,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (March 26, 2015).

“Compulsory Military Service: Some Lessons from History,” National Defense, issue 1 (June 2014): 43–7.

“Does Operational Art Exist? Space, Time, and a Theory of Operational Art,” Military Operations, vol. 2, no. 1 (winter 2014): 4–7.

“Middle East Conflict,” SAGE Encyclopedia of Military Science, ed. G. Kurt Piehler (2013).

“Israel,” SAGE Encyclopedia of Military Science, ed. G. Kurt Piehler (2013).

What Good Is the Army? Social Bargains, Human Capital, and the Future of Land Warfare,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (15 April 2013).

Military Magic,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (8 March 2013).

Whither the War on Terror?Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (29 January 2013).

Review of Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa, by Joel Beinin and Frederic Vairel, Journal of Peace Research, vol. 49, no. 5 (September 2012): 741.

Active Inaction: Interagency Security Assistance to Egypt,” Interagency Paper No. 6, Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation (December 2011).

Egypt’s Coup-volution,” Middle East Insight, vol. 16 (February 16, 2011).

Review of A Path out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East, by Kenneth Pollack, Military Review (November–December 2010): 110–1.

Where Have All the Bombers Gone?” Institute for Counter Terrorism (April 20, 2008).