Other Writing


Essays and Other Writing


  1. Platforms Need to Work with Their Users — Not Against Them (with Andrew B. Hall), Harvard Business Review, May 22, 2022.
  2. Why it matters when Governor J.B. Pritzker wears a mask (with Mehdi Shadmehr), Chicago Tribune, May 1, 2020.
  3. The U.S. Can Deter Iran but Not Its Proxies, Foreign Policy, January 23, 2020.
  4. The Pitfalls and Possibilities of the Measurement Revolution for National Security (with Liam Collins, Kristen G. Decaires, and Jacob N. Shapiro), War on the Rocks, January 16, 2020. 
  5. Getting Counterinsurgency Wrong, The Boston Review, December 23, 2019.
  6. The Perils of Quantification, The Boston Review, March 11, 2019.
  7. The Case for a Cyber Deterrence Plan that Works, (with Sandeep Baliga and Alexander Wolitzky), The National Interest, March 5, 2019.
  8. Al-Shabaab Is Fighting For Its Survival, CNN.COM, September 27, 2013.
  9. One Way to Defeat the NRA, (with Jens Ludwig) CNN.COM. January 11, 2013
  10. The Perils of Quantification: The 2013 Aims of Public Policy Address
  11. Doing Good vs. Feeling Good: The 2015 Aims of Public Policy Address
  12. Why People Turn to Bombs: Review of Alan B. Krueger’s “What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism,” Science Vol 318, Issue 5857, 14 December 2007