Terrorism, Political violence, International politics, Middle East, ISIS, Drone warfare, U.S. foreign policy, Legal and ethical implications of drone warfare
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Associate Professor of Political Science
Michael Boyle’s research interests are on terrorism and political violence, with particular reference to the strategic use of violence in insurgencies and civil wars. He has also published more broadly on security studies and American foreign policy. His writings have appeared in a range of scholarly journals and popular outlets, including regular columns for the Guardian (UK). His most recent book, Violence after War: Explaining Instability in Post-Conflict States, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in March 2014.
He was previously a lecturer in International Relations and Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St. Andrews. He is also an alumnus of the Political Science Department at La Salle.
Boyle is an internationally-recognized expert on terrorism and political violence, and is frequently called upon as a media source for commentary and analysis.