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 failure, nuclear proliferation, and the causes of war. I am developing two books, Territorial Conquest Since 1945 and Challenging Deterrence: Understanding Limited Deterrence Failures. My research is published or forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, 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.