Peer-Reviewed Articles

“The strategic logic of policing in British India,” Small Wars & Insurgencies 34(4) 2023: 828-852.

“Violence on the Home Front: Interstate Rivalry and Pro-Government Militias,” Terrorism and Political Violence 33(3) 2021: 466-488. (Do File; Stata File)

“Delegating repression?: Pro-government militias and domestic terrorism,” Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict 14(1) 2021: 72-91. (Do File; Stata File)

“The Assam Rifles and India’s North-East frontier policy,” Small Wars & Insurgencies 31(6) 2020: 1373-1394.

“Tribal militias and political legitimacy in British India and Pakistan,” Asian Security 16(3) 2020: 304-322.

“Mashar versus Kashar in Pakistan’s FATA: Intra-tribal Conflict and the Obstacles to Reform,” Asian Survey 58(6) 2018: 1136-1159.

“The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force and America’s Endless War,” Oxford Middle East Review, 2(1) 2018: 12-18.

“The Two Faces of Democratization in Myanmar: A Case Study of the Rohingya and Burmese Nationalism,” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 38(2) 2018: 229-245.

Policy Briefs and Long-Form Essays

“Trump, China, and Pakistan’s Search for an All-Weather Ally,” Los Angeles Review of Books, July 7, 2019.

“The Swan Song of a Secular India?,” Los Angeles Review of Books, June 9, 2019.

“The Historical Revisionism of a Clash of Civilizations,” Los Angeles Review of Books, April 16, 2019.

War by Proxy: Terrorists, Militias, and the India-Pakistan Rivalry, Policy Brief 1:19, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, April 2019.

Does it matter that Trump suspended reporting on drone strikes?, On Point 1:19, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, March 2019.

“Testing Rationality in Foreign Policy: Donald Trump and the US-Pakistan Relationship,” Conflict and Cooperation in South Asia: Role of Major Powers (Islamabad Policy Research Institute, 2019), pgs. 115-135.

“The Two Faces of Portugal,” Los Angeles Review of Books, November 10, 2018.

Indian Muslims in the Crosshairs: The BJP and its Anti-Beef Crusade, White Paper 8:18, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, September 2018.

Between Allies and Enemies: Explaining the Volatility of the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship, 1947-2018, Policy Brief 7:18, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, March 2018.

FATA and the Frontier Crimes Regulation in Pakistan: The Enduring Legacy of British Colonialism, Policy Brief 5:17, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, November 2017.

China in Balochistan: CPEC and the Shifting Security Landscape in Pakistan, Policy Brief 4:17, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, September 2017.

The Yemen Imbroglio: Understanding the Many Layers of the Yemeni Civil War, Policy Brief 3:17, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, April 2017.

“Lawnmowers in the Sky”: The Turbulent Past and Uncertain Future of Drone Warfare, Policy Brief 2:17, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, March 2017.

“U.S Drone Tactics and Global Precedents in the Fight Against Terror,” SSN Policy Brief, Scholars Strategy Network, October 2016.

Media Publications

“Imran Khan and Donald Trump search for common ground,” East Asia Forum (Australian National University), July 20, 2019.

“Is the Trump administration ignoring the domestic terrorist threat?,” The Tennessean, April 8, 2019.

“Coming face to face with Europe’s migration crisis,” USA Today, July 24, 2018.

“China-Pakistan Relations: Challenging US Global Leadership, Insights from Harrison Akins,” The Diplomat, May 30, 2018.

“Pakistan’s ‘Pashtun Spring’ faces off against a colonial-era law,” South Asia @ LSE, May 25, 2018.

“Pakistan getting tough love from US and China,” East Asia Forum (Australian National University), March 9, 2018.

“How Hindu Nationalists Politicized the Taj Mahal,” The Atlantic, November 27, 2017.

“Why are the Rohingya Muslims Being Persecuted in Myanmar?,” India Times, September 9, 2017.

“Symbols of the Confederacy not part of my heritage,” Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 31, 2017.

“Going inside the two worlds of European Muslims,” The Tennessean, August 8, 2017.

“Donald Trump and ISIS: How They Look Like Two Sides of the Same Coin,” India Times, July 26, 2017.

“What Christianity and Islam have in common,” The Tennessean, April 24, 2017.

“Trump’s Islam-Focused Policies Are an Example of How Not to Fight Terrorism,” The Huffington Post, February 1, 2017.

“Authoritarianism, Nationalism, & Twitter Sum Up The Toxic Week One Under Trump Presidency,” India Times, January 31, 2017

“India’s Model of Tolerance,” BBC, December 8, 2016

“Why a Trump Presidency Will be Damaging to the US-India Relationship,” India Times, November 7, 2016

“Trump and Hindu Nationalism: America’s Modi,” The Huffington Post, October 31, 2016

“Cutting the study of Islam a mistake,” Knoxville News-Sentinel, October 2, 2016

“Why the Appointment of Kofi Annan to Myanmar’s Advisory Commission on Rakhine State is Important,” The Huffington Post, September 1, 2016

“Drones and the Burden of Proof: The release of the White House’s guidelines on the use of drones,” The Huffington Post, August 8, 2016

“The Rohingya Are Suu Kyi’s Litmus Test for a Legitimate Democracy,” The Huffington Post, November 9, 2015

“To Combat the ‘New Anti-Semitism,’ Europe’s Jews and Muslims Must Work Together,” The Huffington Post, April 22, 2015

“Islam and Dialogue in Northern Ireland,” The American Muslim, June 6, 2014

“A Tennessean in the House of Lords,” Pakistan Today, May 31, 2014

“No Place for Islam?: Buddhist Nationalism in Myanmar,” Al Jazeera, October 18, 2013

“Drones or No Drones, The Violence Will Continue in Pakistan,” LSE Ideas, August 20, 2013

“The spectre of fascism in Greece” (with Akbar Ahmed), Al Jazeera, July 9, 2013

“US should replace drone strikes in Pakistan with outreach to tribal areas” (with Akbar Ahmed), Christian Science Monitor, May 30, 2013

“Making Enemies in Yemen” (with Akbar Ahmed), Al Jazeera, May 5, 2013

“Waziristan: ‘The Most Dangerous Place in the World’” (with Akbar Ahmed), Al Jazeera, April 12, 2013

“We must understand source of violence to win war on terror,” Knoxville News-Sentinel, March 24, 2013

“Wayward in Waziristan” (with Akbar Ahmed), Foreign Policy, March 15, 2013

“Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya of Burma and the Challenge of Faith” (with Akbar Ahmed), Brookings Institution, October 24, 2012

“Eritrea and its Refugee Crisis” (with Akbar Ahmed), Al Jazeera, October 17, 2012

“The Plight of the Rif: Morocco’s Restive Northern Periphery” (with Akbar Ahmed), Al Jazeera, September 28, 2012

“Nigeria in Flames: Breaking the Cycle of Revenge” (with Akbar Ahmed), Al Jazeera, September 9, 2012

“The Aceh Elections and the Fragility of Peace” (with Akbar Ahmed), Al Jazeera, April 9, 2012

“Waiting for the Arab Spring in Western Sahara” (with Akbar Ahmed), Al Jazeera, March 14, 2012

“Restoring Harmony Between Bangkok and the Malay Muslims of South Thailand” (with Akbar Ahmed), Al Jazeera, February 27, 2012

“No Arab Spring for Egypt’s Bedouin” (with Akbar Ahmed), Al Jazeera, February 15, 2012

“The Rohingya: Myanmar’s outcasts” (with Akbar Ahmed), Al Jazeera, January 30, 2012

“Little Help for the Persecuted Rohingya of Burma” (with Akbar Ahmed), The Guardian (UK), December 1, 2011