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Changing global power dynamics, shifts in global governance, and renewed debates about the relative importance of regime type in foreign policy raise important questions about the role of democracy and autocracy in the geopolitics of Asia. If the US re-emphasizes the global importance of democracy, how is China likely to react? Are other actors, like Russia, important in understanding these...

My book examines the initial stages of rebel group formation. Among other puzzles, it seeks to understand why only some nascent rebel groups become viable challengers to central governments, while many fail early on. It involved extensive interviews with former rebels, counterinsurgents, villagers and others throughout Uganda, including border regions with DRC, Kenya, and South Sudan. The project...

Please join us on May 14, 2021 for a Social Science Matrix Book Salon focused on the book Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics, by LaFleur Stephens-Dougan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Professor Stephens-Dougan will be joined in...