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Peter Krause
Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston College

Peter Krause is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College. His research focuses on international security, Middle East politics, political violence, and national movements. He just published a co-edited volume, Stories from the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science with Columbia University Press. 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 was published in 2018 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 was formerly a Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies of Brandeis University, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the Harvard Kennedy School, Uppsala University in Sweden, and LUISS University in Italy.