Fellow, Global Security
Professor, Department of Political Science
PhD, Political Science, Michigan State University
Dr. Prins specializes in international conflict processes. His expertise is in the causes of political violence, including the armed conflict among nation-states, terrorism, maritime piracy, and U.S foreign policy in examines global security issues from a social science perspective. He is completing a four-year grant from the Office of Naval Research examining the conditions associated with modern maritime piracy. He also writes extensively on the threat from non-state groups as well as the importance of territory for understating interstate violence. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on arms control and nuclear proliferation, military strategy and war, and security studies. He also has worked with the State Department to implement a research course focused on radicalization.
Political violence, war and militarized conflict, terrorism, maritime piracy, insurgency, territorial conflict, U.S. foreign policy
(2016) “The Homegrown Threat: State Weakness, Grievance, and Domestic Terrorism.” With Sam Ghatak. Forthcoming in International Interactions.
(2015) Enforcing Order: Territorial Reach and Maritime Piracy.” With Ursula Daxecker. Forthcoming in Conflict Management and Peace Science.
(2015) “The Sources of Presidential Foreign Policy Decision-Making: Executive Experience and Militarized Conflict Onset.” With Costel Calin. International Journal of Peace Studies 20(2): .
(2010) “Interventions and Uses of Force Short of War.” In The International Studies Encyclopedia, Volume VII, edited by Robert A. Denemark. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.