In Print and Forthcoming
American Democracy Is Still in Danger: How to Protect It From Enemies Foreign and Domestic (with Erin Baggott Carter and Larry Diamond). 2023. Foreign Affairs January 6. (Link)
Can Western Donors Constrain Repressive Governments? Evidence from Debt Relief Negotiations in Africa. 2022. Journal of Conflict Resolution. (Link, Online Appendix)
Featured on Political Violence at a Glance
Previously circulated as AidData Working Paper 29
When Autocrats Threaten Citizens With Violence: Evidence from China (with Erin Baggott Carter). 2022. British Journal of Political Science 52(2):671-696. (Link, Online Appendix)
Questioning More: RT, America, and the Post-West World Order (with Erin Baggott Carter). 2021. Security Studies 30(1): 49-78. (Link, Online Appendix)
Propaganda and Protest in Autocracies (with Erin Baggott Carter). 2021. Journal of Conflict Resolution 65(5): 919-949. (Link, Online Appendix)
Regional Governance in Divided Societies: Evidence from the Republic of Congo and Kenya (with Mai Hassan). 2021. Journal of Politics 83(1): 1-29. (Link, Online Appendix)
Focal Moments and Protests in Autocracies: How Pro-Democracy Anniversaries Shape Dissent in China (with Erin Baggott Carter). 2020. Journal of Conflict Resolution 64(10): 1796-1827. (Link, Online Appendix)
Op-ed in The New York Times
Propaganda and Electoral Constraints in Autocracies (with Erin Baggott Carter). 2018. APSA Comparative Politics Newsletter 28(2): 11-18. (Link)
The Rise of Kleptocracy: Autocrats versus Activists in Africa. 2018. Journal of Democracy 30(1): 29(1): 54-68. (Link)
Featured by the National Endowment for Democracy's Power 3.0 Project
Discussed on CSIS's Into Africa podcast
The Struggle Over Term Limits in Africa: How the West Can Help. 2016. Journal of Democracy 27(3): 36-50. (Link)
Circulating and Under Review
Do Chinese Citizens Conceal Their Opposition to the CCP? Evidence from Two Survey Experiments (with Erin Baggott Carter and Stephen Schick).
Conditionally Accepted at China Quarterly
Broadcasting Out-Group Repression to the In-Group: Evidence from China (with Erin Baggott Carter).
Revise & Resubmit at the Journal of Conflict Resolution
Exporting the Tools of Dictatorship: The Politics of China's Technology Transfers to Africa (with Erin Baggott Carter).
Circulating as AidData Working Paper 122
Africa's New Cold War.
The Sparks that Become Prairie Fires: Religion and Preference Falsification in China (with Erin Baggott Carter).
The Kremlin and K Street: Evidence of Vote-Buying in the U.S. Congress (with Erin Baggott Carter and Eva Sky Isakovic).
Foreign Influence as International Politics: The Evolution of Russian Influence Campaigns in Washington (with Erin Baggott Carter and Eva Sky Isakovic).
Foreign Coverage in The New York Times: Evolution and Explanation (with Erin Baggott Carter and James D. Fearon).