Peter Krause’s research and writing focus on international security, Middle East politics, political violence, and national movements. His book Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win is forthcoming in the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs series with Cornell University Press. He is completing a co-edited volume entitled The Power to Hurt: Coercion in Theory and Practice, and articles on territorial control, intrastate negotiation, and the effectiveness of terrorism. He has previously published articles on the causes and effectiveness of 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. 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.