Op-Ed Pieces:

"Putin's Succession Conundrum: How Authoritarians Navigate the Challenge," Foreign Affairs, 21 March 2018 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

"Did Xi Jinping just become China's strongman? Not quite." The Monkey Cage, 13 March 2018 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Joseph Wright)

"What went wrong for Mugabe? Most aging dictators don't get toppled by coups." The Monkey Cage, 22 November 2017 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

"The move to one-man rule in China and beyond," The Interpreter, 30 October 2017 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

"What happens when a strongman dictator creates his own political party?" Democracy Audit UK, 24 October 2017

"Event: Comey's Testimony and the Price of Loyalty," Authoritarian Warning Survey, 13 June 2017

"Democracy Dismantled: Why the Populist Threat is Real and Serious," World Politics Review, 14 March 2017

"How Today's Populism Dismantles Democracy Worldwide," Scholar Strategy Network, 02 February, 2017

"How Democracies Fall Apart: Why Populism Is a Pathway to Autocracy," Foreign Affairs, 05 December 2016 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

"When ailing dictators die in office, what happens next?" The Monkey Cage, 01 December 2016 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

"How the Legacy of Dictatorship Influences Democratic Parties in Latin America," Panoramas, 09 November 2016 (with Barbara Geddes)

"The New Dictators: Why Personalism Rules," Foreign Affairs, 26 September 2016 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Joseph Wright)

*Featured on Foreign Affairs' The Best of 2016

"Are coups good for democracy?" The Monkey Cage, 22 February 2016 (with George Derpanopoulos, Barbara Geddes, and Joseph Wright)

"When Dictators Die," Foreign Policy, 10 September 2015 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

"How democratic institutions are making dictatorships more durable," The Monkey Cage, 19 March 2015 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

"Burkina Faso and the growing vulnerability of autocrats to revolt," The Monkey Cage, 12 November 2014 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

"Ukraine Inches Closer to Civil War, Just as Research on Conflict Predicts," Fragile States, 1 July 2014 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

"The Foreign Policy Essay: The Rising Threat of Revolt in Autocracies," Lawfare, 22 June 2014 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

"How oil helps dictatorships survive," The Monkey Cage, 17 June 2014 (with Barbara Geddes and Joseph Wright)

"What Strongmen Have to Fear," Foreign Policy, 2 June 2014 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

"Autocrats now more vulnerable to being ousted by revolt," The Monkey Cage, 9 April 2014 (with Andrea Kendall-Taylor)