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Paul Staniland is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where he co-directs the Program on International Security Policy. His research interests are in civil war, international security, and ethnic politics, primarily in South Asia. His current book project and related articles examine organizational cohesion and fragmentation in insurgent groups. Other work studies civil-military relations, pro-state paramilitarism in civil wars, Indian and Pakistani foreign and internal security policy, and the politics of insurgency and terrorism.
Staniland's work has been published in Civil Wars, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Security, Security Studies, and the Washington Quarterly, among others. He teaches courses on civil war and military politics, with a focus on the developing world.
- "Indirect Rule and Varieties of Governance," with Dann Naseemullah, Governance (November 2014).
- "Institutions and Worldviews in Foreign Security Policy," with Vipin Narang, India Review 11, No. 2 (2012): 76-94.
- "States, Insurgents, and Wartime Political Orders," Perspectives on Politics 10, No. 2 (June 2012): 243-64.
- "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Insurgent Fratricide, Ethnic Defection, and the Rise of Pro- State Paramilitaries," Journal of Conflict Resolution 56, No. 1 (February 2012): 16-40.
- "Organizing Insurgency: Networks, Resources, and Rebellion in South Asia," International Security 37, No. 1 (Summer 2012): 142-77.