Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Reviews of the Book in Scholarly Journals

Journal of Latin American Studies

Journal of Politics

Terrorism and Political Violence

Global Policy Journal

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Forthcoming “Determinants of Former Combatants’ Attitudes Toward Transitional Justice.” Conflict Management and Peace Science

2016. “Retrospective Causal Inference with Machine Learning Ensembles: An Application to Anti-Recidivism Policies in Colombia.” (with Laura Paler and Cyrus Samii). Political Analysis.

2014. “The Dark Side of Power-Sharing: Middle Managers and Civil War Recurrence,” Comparative Politics 46(3). April.

2014. “State Strategies in Multiethnic Territories: Explaining Variation in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc,” British Journal of Political Science 44(02): 381-408.

2012. “Organizational Legacies of Violence: Conditions Favoring Insurgency in Colombia, 1964-1984,” Journal of Peace Research 49(3).
—Runner-up for the ‘Nils Petter Gleditsch JPR Article of the Year Award, 2012.’

2011. “The Roots of Coercion and Insurgency: Exploiting the Counterfactual Case,” Conflict, Security & Development 11(2): 145-174.

Book Chapters

2016. “The Logic and Consequences of State Strategies Toward Violent Non-State Actors.” In The Jackals of Westphalia? Non-State Challenges in a Re-Ordered World, eds. Stefano Ruzzo, Charles C. Geisler and Anja P. Jakobi. New York: Routledge.

2013. “Reintegration of Ex-Combatants” In Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, eds. Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky. New York: Cambridge University Press. Volume 1. pp. 79-84.

2010. “Anger, Violence, and Political Science” (with Roger Petersen) in International Handbook of Anger: Constituent and Concomitant Biological, Psychological, and Social Processes, eds. M. Potegal, G. Stemmler, and C. Spielberger. New York: Springer.

2010. “Revenge or Reconciliation: Theory and Method of Emotions in the Context of Colombia’s Peace Process.” (with Roger Petersen). In the Forum for International Justice and Conflict: Law in Peace Negotiations, eds. M. Bergsmo and P. Kalmanovitz. Oslo: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. 2nd Edition. Re-published in Spanish by the Colombian Vice Presidency and Universidad del Rosario Press.

Other Publications

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, guerrillas shoot towards a position where colombian soldiers take cover in the mountains of Meta, Colombia, April 4, 2011. The group says that they are correcting past mistakes in terms of warfare, like communications systems and guerrilla tactics. In the past the guerrilla has suffered huge blows like the death of his top military commander, aka, Mono Jojoy because of the use of satelite phones and the internet at camps in the jungle.

2017. “7,000 FARC Rebels are Demobilizing in Colombia. But Where do They Go Next?” Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, April 21.

2016. “How can Colombia Stop Former FARC Rebels from Turning to Crime?” (with Laura Paler and Cyrus Samii) Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, October 2.

2014. “Retorno a la Legalidad o Reincidencia de Excombatientes en Colombia: Dimensión del Fenómeno y Factores de Riesgo” (with Laura Paler and Cyrus Samii). Informes Fundación Ideas para la Paz 22. Bogotá. June.

Working Papers

“Wartime Networks and the Social Logic of Crime.” With Laura Paler and Cyrus Samii. Appendix. Under review.

“Voting for Victors: Explaining the Success of Rebel and Incumbent Successor Parties.” Under review.

“Enduring Electoral Support for Politicians with Violent Legacies”

“Turf War or Truces: Balance of Power, Information Asymmetries, and Bargaining Among Criminal Gangs”

“A Farewell to Arms? Electoral Outcomes and Lasting Peace After Civil War”

“Violent Electoral Politics: Alliances and Disputes Among Politicians and Militias”