Justin Conrad is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Conrad studies international security issues, including terrorism and interstate conflict. He is a key researcher at the Resources and Conflict Project, and co-editor of the “Future of Global Security” book series at the U.S. Naval Institute Press.
Dr. Conrad’s work has been published in leading academic journals, including International Organization, the Journal of Politics and the British Journal of Political Science. He has appeared in, and his research has been cited by, a variety of international media outlets, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Slate France, Salon, and Voice of America.
Professor Conrad received his Ph.D. from Florida State University and a master’s degree from UCLA.
- “The Strategic Logic of Credit Claiming: A New Theory for Anonymous Terrorist Attacks.” (with Max Abrahms). Forthcoming. Security Studies. Appendix.
- “I Want You! The Determinants of Military Conscription” (with Victor Asal and Nathan Toronto). Forthcoming. Journal of Conflict Resolution. Appendix.
- “How Democratic Alliances Solve the Power Parity Problem.” Forthcoming. British Journal of Political Science. Appendix
- “Differentiation and the Severity of Terrorist Attacks” (with Kevin Greene). 2015. Journal of Politics 77(2): 546-561.
- “Going Abroad: Transnational Solicitation and Contention by Ethnopolitical Organizations” (with Victor Asal and Peter B. White). 2014. International Organization 68(4): 945-978.
- “Why Some Autocrats are Terrorized While Others are Not” (with Courtenay R. Conrad and Joseph K. Young). 2014. International Studies Quarterly. 58(3): 539-549.
- “International Spoiling, Cooperation and Transnational Terrorism” (with James I. Walsh). 2014. International Interactions 40(4): 453-476. Appendix
- “Why Military Forces Respond to Terrorism with Torture” (with Courtenay R. Conrad, James A. Piazza and James I. Walsh). 2014. Foreign Policy Analysis. Forthcoming. Appendix
- “Narrow Interests and Military Resource Allocations in Autocracies” (with Mark Souva and Hong-Cheol Kim). 2013. Journal of Peace Research 50(6): 739-752.
- “Unpacking the Connection Between Terror and Islam” (with Daniel Milton). 2013. Studies in Conflict and Terror. 36(4): 315-336.
- “Interstate Rivalry and Terrorism: An Unprobed Link.” 2011. Journal of Conflict Resolution 55(4): 529-555. Appendix
- “Regime Similarity and Rivalry” (with Mark Souva). 2011. International Interactions 37(1): 1-28.