Maastricht University M.A. European Politics and International Relations, March 2015

My thesis critiques the Western post-Cold War consensus that the spread of democracy will pacify potentially belligerent states. I produced a reliable probabilistic model of interstate conflict under unipolarity, which I used to predict long-term security outcomes of the Arab Spring and inform U.S. grand strategy in the Greater Middle East.

Feel free to contact me at stoutbriane@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter. Interested in reading a selection of my academic papers? You can access them here.


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