I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University, where my research and teaching focus on international security, US foreign policy, and International Relations theory.

I received my PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, where I was also a graduate fellow of the Clements Center for National Security, and hold additional degrees from SOAS, University of London and the University of Edinburgh. Before moving to Fort Collins, I spent an enjoyable year teaching at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.

My scholarly work has appeared or is forthcoming in the journals African Affairs, Anthropology Today, Asian Security, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Critical Military Studies, Environmental Policy and Law, International Affairs, International Journal, International Political Sociology, International Politics, Israel Journal of Foreign AffairsJournal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Marine Policy, National Interest, Political Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Review of International Studies.

I occasionally write commentary and analysis on foreign affairs, US politics, and British politics. I’ve written over 100 blogs and features for the National Interest, one of America’s leading international affairs magazines, and also write for RealClearPublicAffairs. My other writing has appeared in outlets such as The Diplomat, Newsweek, openDemocracy, and World Politics Review.

I used to edit the newsletter of the International History and Politics section of the American Political Science Association.