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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Peter Krause

International Studies Program


Peter Krause

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., MIT


Peter Krause's research and writing focuses on international security, Middle East politics, non-state violence, and social movements. He is currently completing his book manuscript on the political effectiveness of violence within national movements, as well as articles on the debate over the effectiveness of non-state violence, the polarity of social movements, and the threat of internal strife by non-state actors for political gain. He has previously published articles on U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war, the politics of division within the Palestinian national movement, the war of ideas in the Middle East, and a reassessment of U.S. operations at Tora Bora in 2001. He currently teaches "International Relations of the Middle East," "Terrorism, Insurgency, and Political Violence," and "Introduction to International Studies." Before joining the faculty at Boston College, Krause was formerly a Research Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies of Brandeis University, as well as a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the Harvard Kennedy School.