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. I 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.
I am the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 200 additional op-eds, features, blogs, and reviews. My work has appeared in publications such as Asian Security, Chinese Journal of International Politics, International Affairs, International Political Sociology, Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, National Interest, Parameters, Political Science Quarterly, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Review of International Studies. External funding for my research has come from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Charles Koch Foundation, and Smith Richardson Foundation.
I am a Non-Resident Fellow with Defense Priorities and Editor of the Indo-Pacific Perspectives series of the Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs. Along with my colleague Tom Le (Pomona College), I previously served as newsletter editor for the International History and Politics section of APSA.