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Robert Brathwaite (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) is an assistant professor of political science at Northern Illinois University with a specialization in international relations. His research interests include the formation of new states in the international system, international security, terrorism and the electoral process, the relationship between religion-state separation and democracy, and the conduct of civil wars. Before receiving his Ph.D. from Notre Dame, he also spent time in Washington, D.C., where he served as a research intern for the Center for Security Policy. He has taught courses that cover the following topics: international relations, international security, civil wars, and research methods. In his spare time, Robert enjoys the outdoors and is an avid snowboarder.

Terrorism and Elections: The Use of Non-Violent Strategies

The 9-11 attacks refocused the international security environment to the dangers of terrorism. The use of terrorism has become a primary fixture in conflict environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel-Palestine. These conflicts, and others show that the use of terrorism is an ongoing security threat to states in the international system. However, despite the [...]

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