I am a Senior Research Analyst and Project Manager at The Brookings Institution. My primary research interests are post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction, state fragility, rule of law, and democratization. My other research interests include strategic theory, foreign fighters, and counter-terrorism.
I received my PhD from the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University's School of Public Affairs. I am also a senior editor at War on the Rocks and a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Advanced Governmental Studies.