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Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston College

Peter Krause is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College an a Research Affiliate with the MIT Security Studies Program. His research focuses on international security, Middle East politics, political violence, and national movements. He is the author of Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win (Cornell University Press 2017), co-editor with Kelly Greenhill of  Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics  (Oxford University Press, 2018), and co-author with Ora Szekely of Stories from the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science (New York: Columbia University Press, 2020). His research focuses on Middle East politics, terrorism and political violence, and nationalism and revolution. In the past year, he has published articles on "kin killing" in insurgency, counter secession strategies, the impact of education on perceptions of the terrorism threat, and "blowback" to intervention in civil war. His current book project analyzes which rebel groups take power 'the day after' regime change. Krause is a former fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, and Uppsala University, He received his PhD in political science from MIT.