“Non-Traditional Security Dilemmas: Can Military Operations Other Than War Intensify Security Competition?,” Asian Security, (Forthcoming). [PDF]

“Air Power in Peace Operations: Reexamined,” International Peacekeeping, Vol.  18, No. 4. (August 2011). [PDF]

“Dragon Boats: Assessing China’s Participation in Horn of Africa Anti-Piracy Operations,” Defense and Security Analysis, Vol. 26, No. 2. (June 2010). [PDF]

“Offensive Airpower with Chinese Characteristics: Development, Capabilities, and Intentions,” Air and Space Power Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3. (Fall 2007). Reprinted in Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish. [PDF]


“Eyes and Ears of Freedom: The Intelligence Backbone of Washington’s Drone Program,” in Brian G. Williams (ed.), Reapers, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Forthcoming, 2018).


“How Trump Can Back Up from North Korea Comments,” Political Violence @ a Glance, 11 August 2017.

“So China seized a U.S. drone submarine? Welcome to the future of international conflict,” Monkey Cage, The Washington Post (Online), 23 December 2016.

“New Declaration Unlikely to Reduce UAV Proliferation,” Lawfare (Online), 20 November 2016.

Now that Turkey Shot Down a Russian Bomber, What Does Escalation Look Like?,” War on the Rocks (Online), 27 November 2015.

“A South China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone,” Project for the Study of the 21st Century World (Online), 1 June 2015.

“Top Gun With Chinese Characteristics: Time to Clip the Wings of China’s Mavericks,” The National Interest (Online),  4 September 2014.

 “Too Close for Comfort,” South China Morning Post, 21 March 2014. (Also published online as “Fraught Search for MH370 May Harden Regional Rivalries”)


“Out of Thin Air: Air Defense Identification Zones and the Attempted Expansion of State Control.” (Revise and Resubmit).

“Backing Up, Not Backing Down: Mitigating Audience Costs Through Policy Substitution.” (Under Review).

“Foreign Recruitment by State Militaries.” (With Kolby Hanson, Under Review).

“Mutually Assured Dysfunction? The Effectiveness of Reassuring Allies.” (With Brian Blankenship, December 2017).

“Continuing Compliance: International Agreements as Political Cover.” (March 2017).