Civil conflict and political instability create some of the greatest problems facing the global community today. My research develops strategies for resolving these core issues by applying empirical and microeconomic methods to the study of counterterror, counterinsurgency, and economic development. My research is structured around three central questions: Why do individuals support militant groups? How do insurgent groups organize and operate? And how do multiple insurgent groups, counterinsurgents, and the global community influence each other and the characteristics of conflict?