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 in the journals African Affairs, Anthropology Today, Asian Security, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Environmental Policy and Law, International Affairs, International Journal, International Political Sociology, International Politics, Israel Journal of Foreign 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 85 blogs and features for the National Interest, one of America’s leading international affairs magazines. I am an adviser at Gulf State Analytics, a geopolitical risk consultancy based in Washington, DC, and, along with my colleague Tom Le at Pomona College, currently serve as newsletter editor for the International History and Politics section of the American Political Science Association.