Timothy W. Crawford teaches courses on international security, causes of war, the United Nations, and intelligence. His research interests include alliance politics, coercive diplomacy, and intelligence cooperation. His current projects focus on wedge strategies and dividing alliances in great power politics, and on the life cycles of military alliances.
His new book is, The Power to Divide: Wedge Strategies in Great Power Competition, Cornell University Press, 2021.
He is also the author of Pivotal Deterrence: Third Party Statecraft and the Pursuit of Peace (Cornell, 2003), which was the winner of the 2003 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award. He is also co-editor with Alan J. Kuperman of Gambling on Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Hazard, Rebellion, and Civil War (Routledge, 2006).
Before joining the faculty at Boston College, Crawford taught courses at Columbia University and in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. He has held fellowships at the Brookings Institution, Princeton University’s Center of International Studies, and on Harvard University’s Olin Institute of Strategic Studies, and was a Council on Foreign Relations term member.
“Arms Control as Wedge Strategy: How Arms Limitation Deals Divide Alliances,” (w/Khang Vu), International Security 46, no. 2 (Fall 2021): 91-129.
“How to Distance Russia from China,” Washington Quarterly 44, no. 3 (Fall 2021): 175-194.
The Power to Divide: Wedge Strategies in Great Power Competition, Cornell University Press, 2021.
“Intelligence Cooperation.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. 2019.
"The Strategy of Coercive Isolation." In Coercion: The Power to Hurt, edited by Kelly M. Greenhill and Peter Krause, Oxford University Press, 2018.
Review of Diane Pfundstein Chamberlain, Cheap Threats: Why the United States Struggles to Coerce Weak States in H-Diplo/International Security Studies Forum, Roundtable, Vol. 10, no. 21 (2018): 5-13.
Gambling on Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Hazard, Rebellion, and Internal War, co-edited w/ Alan J. Kuperman (Routledge, 2006).
Pivotal Deterrence: Third-Party Statecraft and the Pursuit of Peace (Cornell University Press, Studies in Security Affairs, 2003). Winner of the Edgar S. Furniss Book Award.