- My expertise is in the areas of civil war studies, counterinsurgency and conflict resolution. My research brings together unique elements in a coherent program. It is informed by extensive fieldwork and presents an integrated scholarship of war and peace. I study civil wars in the Middle East with systematic and original data. In addition to several scholarly articles, my book on the political economy of conflict management is published by Stanford University Press Security Studies (2012). My second book on the Turkish civil war has recently been published by Cornell University Press (May 2015).