Navin Bapat, B.A. (Michigan, 1998), M.A. (Rice, 2001), PhD (Rice, 2004) is a Professor in Political Science and the Chair of the Curriculum of Peace, War, and Defense at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. His research utilizes mathematical modeling to develop theoretical explanations of political conflicts, including issues related to terrorism, insurgency, and economic sanctions. He has received two grants from the National Science Foundation, one to examine the effectiveness of economic sanctions, and another to examine the growth of insurgent movements from small cells to large-scale rebellions. He has published in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, Public Choice, Journal of Peace Research, International Interactions, and Conflict Management and Peace Science. Bapat’s book entitled Monsters to Destroy: Understanding the War on Terror analyzes the strategic logic for American involvement in the war on terror. His current work examines American foreign policy and transnational terrorism, the rise of extremism within insurgencies, and the strategic behavior of firms during economic sanctions.
Posts by Navin Bapat
- Soleimani’s Assassination: What Will Iran Do Next? January 8, 2020
- The Lesson of the Afghanistan Papers, December 10, 2019
- America’s New Civil War? July 11, 2016