I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. My research examines issues of international security, focusing on questions of strategy and statecraft on the brink of war. My interests include territorial conquest, the fait accompli, red lines, deterrence, coercion, crises, nuclear proliferation, and the causes of war. I am developing two books, Territorial Conquest in the Modern Era and Red Lines in International Politics. My research appears in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Strategic Studies, the Nonproliferation Review, and Security Studies. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center (Harvard Kennedy School), a postdoctoral fellow at the Dickey Center (Dartmouth), and a predoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (Stanford). I received my PhD in Political Science from MIT.