Disasters and the Dynamics of Interstate Rivalry

This project examines how disasters influence conflict dynamics in interstate rivalries. Drawing on the rivalry literature’s idea of political shocks and the logic of diversionary conflict, the authors argue that rapid onset disasters shorten the …

Climate Bones of Contention: How Climate Change Influences Territorial, Maritime, and River Interstate Conflicts

Many scholars examine the relationship between climate variability and intrastate conflict onset. While empirical findings in this literature are mixed, we know less about how climate changes increase the risks for interstate conflicts between …

Climate Change and Conflict

Do climate variability and volatility affect interstate conflict?