I am a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Leadership Board Fellow in the Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama where I teach courses on International Conflict, Democratization, American Foreign Policy, and Research Design. My research interests focus on the causes and consequences of international conflict and the international factors that contribute to intrastate conflict and state development. I have written articles that have appeared in such journals as the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, and the Journal of Politics, and my research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, and the HF Guggenheim Foundation. My most recent book, The Territorial Peace, is currently available from Cambridge University Press. Click above for more information.