I am an associate professor and director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. I am also a faculty affiliate of the University's International Institute. My work focuses on international politics and law in the Global South, with a particular interest in Southeast Asia and the surrounding Indo-Pacific region.

My main current project is a book manuscript entitled Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States (forthcoming with Stanford University Press).



Distance and Dominance: China, America, and the Northern Tier

In Donald K. Emmerson, ed., The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century (Stanford University, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Brookings Institution Press, 2020)

Reviewed by Nayan Chanda in Global Asia



Sharing Sovereignty in the Streets: International Policing in Fragile States

International Peacekeeping (2020)





Cambodia in 2019: Backing Further into a Corner

Asian Survey (2020)





The UN's top court ordered Myanmar to protect the Rohingya. Here's how that matters.

The Washington Post, February 10, 2020





The High Costs of a Precipitous US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Hill (with Phil Potter, Javed Ali and Ryan Van Wie), January 4, 2020





Don't Let Kabul 2020 Look Like Saigon 1975

Modern War Institute (with Phil Potter, Javed Ali and Ryan Van Wie), December 24, 2019