Policy Articles

China and Pakistan Have Struck a Devil’s Bargain with Militants” (with Jared Schwartz), Foreign Policy, April 5, 2019.

Pakistan Is Ready for Stability in Afghanistan” (with Jared Schwartz), East Asia Forum, Australian National University, March 29, 2019.

Ending Terror in Kashmir,” Political Violence @ a Glance, February 22, 2019.

Global War on Dangerous Ideas” (with Samir Ahmad), Greater Kashmir, January 20, 2019.

Pakistani Militants Have Created Their Own Political Party. Can It Actually Win Votes?” (with Niloufer Siddiqui), Washington Post, Monkey Cage, May 7, 2018.

An Opportunity for Regional Leadership in South Asia,” New Atlanticist, February 7, 2017.

Bridging the Gap between Policing and Counterinsurgency in Pakistan” (with Farhan Zahid and Philip Hultquist), Military Review (November-December 2016): 37-43.

When the Strong Weaponize the Weak: States and Guerrilla Warfare,” Sustainable Security (Oxford Research Group), October 19, 2016.

Between Radicalization and Violence” (with Gage Willand), Political Violence @ a Glance, June 23, 2016.

Peace by Assassination? Political Violence @ a Glance, May 25, 2016.

The Problem with Proxies: Ideology is No Substitute for Operational Control” (with Orr Genish), Small Wars Journal, September 27, 2015.

Reimagining Pakistan’s Militia Policy,” Atlantic Council Issue Brief, April 27, 2015.

In Pakistan, Domestic Threats Begin to Overshadow India,” Washington Post, Monkey Cage, January 6, 2015.

Are There Lessons from Pakistan for Future of Fighting in Ukraine?” Washington Post, Monkey Cage, May 27, 2014.

Generation Putin,” Foreign Policy, January 22, 2008.

“Between the East and West,” Moscow Times 4326 (Feb. 8, 2010), 7.

“Unwelcomed Missiles” (with Feryaz Ocakli), Russia Profile, December 29, 2009.

Iran: Code Orange?” Foreign Policy in Focus, June 30, 2009.

Learning from the Soviets in Afghanistan,” Foreign Policy in Focus, June 20, 2008.

“U.S.-Iran Relations Need Reform,” Wellesley News, September 2003.