Bridget L. Coggins is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests lie at the intersection of domestic conflict and international relations, including studies of secessionism, rebel diplomacy, civil war and terrorism, maritime piracy, illicit trafficking, and refugees. Coggins’ first book is Power Politics and State Formation in the 20th Century: The Dynamics of Recognition (Cambridge 2014). Her second major project examines the international security consequences of state failure, combining large N data and detailed case studies of Somalia, North Korea, Colombia, and Afghanistan. Coggins scholarly work appears in Foreign Policy Magazine, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Global Security Studies, Journal of Peace Research, and at various university presses. She speaks Spanish, Mandarin, and a bit of Korean, and taught previously at Dartmouth College.
Posts by Bridget Coggins
- Measuring Weakness & Managing Piracy, December 29, 2016.
- Should the US Open an Embassy in Pyongyang? July 1, 2016.
- The King Is Dead. Long Live the King. January 30, 2015.
- Secessionism: The Use of Violence and International Recognition, August 14, 2014.
- Fragile Is the New Failure, June 27, 2014.
- Questions and Answers About Crimea and Secession, March 11, 2014.
- Secession, Recognition, and Ukrainian Politics, Continued, March 8, 2014.
- Friday Reverse Puzzler: Succession, Recognition, and Ukrainian Politics, March 7, 2014.
- Do You Hear What I Hear?: Kim Jong-Un’s DPRK and the Problem with Signals, December 30, 2013.
- Captain Phillips Vs. Reality, November 13, 2013.
- Bordering on Civility, November 6, 2013.
- Atop the Sovereignty Bubble, August 14, 2012.