Lionel Beehner is currently a PhD candidate at Yale University and an Instructor at the Modern War Institute at the US Military Academy at West Point. He is formerly a fellow at the Truman National Security Project and a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations, where he is formerly a senior writer. He is a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors and holds an M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University. His research focuses on non-state actors, international legal norms, and the use of force. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, and Slate, among other publications.
Posts by Lionel Beehner
- Deciphering Putin’s Aims in Syria, October 21, 2015.
- Does Conflict Correlate with Better Cuisine, January 20, 2015.
- The Case for Coalitions of the Unwilling, December 9, 2014.
- Is War Really on the Decline? And if so, Why?, July 24, 2014.
- Our (Near) Failing Report Card on Armed Conflict, June 18, 2014.
- Fleet Weak, May 5, 2014.
- Will Crimea Usher in a New Interventionist Order?, March 24, 2014.
- Is War Too Important to be Left to Social Scientists?, January 13, 2014.
- Is UN Offensive Intervention in Congo a New Model of Peacekeeping?, November 15, 2013.
- A Dispatch from a Syrian Refugee Camp, October 8, 2013.
- Why Egypt May Avoid Civil War, August 15, 2013.
- Syria: A Treasure Trove For Future Scholarship, July 8, 2013.
- UN’s New Intervention in DRC: Offensive or Inoffensive?, July 3, 2013.
- Why More Violence Means Less Support For US Intervention in Syria, June 10, 2013.
- Do Red Lines on WMD Use Matter?, May 1, 2013.
- Why Syria’s 60,000 Deaths Should Not Shock Us, January 14, 2013.
- Can Climate Anomalies Explain Conflict Patterns?, October 22, 2012.