My research interests emerge from the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, which I think is an increasingly fruitful juncture, and politics and economics. In the past thirty years, states have become increasingly internationalized through processes such as economic globalization, advancements in communication technology, and the evolution of international institutions. During the same time period, more states have experienced challenges to internal sovereignty, with civil wars outnumbering international wars at the beginning of the 21st century. How do these trends interact? How do international factors affect the internal politics of states? How do domestic politics affect international politics? How do changing incentive structures within both the international system and the state affect the strategies chosen by political actors?