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Peter Krause
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston College

Peter Krause’s research focuses on international security, Middle East politics, political violence, and national movements. His book, Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win, was published in 2017 in the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs series with Cornell University Press. His co-edited volume, Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics is forthcoming in late 2017 with Oxford University Press. He has previously published articles on the causes and effectiveness of terrorism and political violence, U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war, the politics of division within the Palestinian national movement, the war of ideas in the Middle East, and a reassessment of U.S. operations at Tora Bora in 2001. Krause has conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the Middle East. He is a faculty associate in the International Studies Program and the Islamic Civilization and Societies Program at Boston College. He received his PhD in political science from MIT, and he is a Research Affiliate in the MIT Security Studies Program. Krause was formerly a Research Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies of Brandeis University, as well as a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the Harvard Kennedy School.