* Note: Links to Published Works are Embedded in the Blue Text

Published Books


Forging Peace in Southeast Asia – Insurgencies, Peace Processes, and Reconciliation

          Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, September 2016



Conspiracy of Silence – The Insurgency in Southern Thailand 

​          United States Institue of Peace, June 2009



Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia

          ​Asian Security Studies, November 2006



Militant Islam in Southeast Asia – Crucible of Terror

          ​Lynne Rienner Publishers, September 2003



Renovating Politics in Contemporary Vietnam

          ​Lynne Rienner Publishers, January 2001


Published Articles

No laughing matter: the Vietnam Communist Party's thin skin

          Radio Free Asia, October 2022


U.S. Policy Towards Myanmar's Military Junta

          War on the Rocks, November 2021

How Are Indonesia's Terrorist Groups Weathering the Pandemic?

          The Diplomat, June 2020

The Challenges Facing the Philippines' Bangsamoro Autonomous Region at One Year

          United States Institue of Peace, June 2020


Weapons, Viruses, and the New Defense Reality in Southeast Asia

​          War on the Rocks, May 2020


America Should Be Realistic About Its Alliance With Thailand

​         War on the Rocks, January 2020

Strategic Assessment 2020: Into a New Era of Great Power Competition

     Part III: Geostrategic Interactions in a New Era

     ​Chapter 11: Counterterrorism in a New Era of Great Power Competition (with Dr. Mariya Omelcheva, R. Kim Gragin, and Hassan Abbas)

          National Defense University Press, 2020

False Positives in Thai Counterinsurgency

​          Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, November 2019

The Islamic State Meets Southeast Asia – ISIS Seeks New Outpost Across the Indian Ocean

​                                                     Foreign Affairs, September 2019​​


The Security Challenges of the Interactable Rohingya

​          War on the Rocks, July 2019

Death of Islamic State East Asia Leader Abu Dar Puts Philippine Militant Leadership in Flux

​          The Jamestown Foundation, July 2019

Thailand's Stolen Election – An illegitimate election risks prolonging the country's problems

          ​The Diplomat, June 2019

                                            Counterterrorism Yearbook – 2019

     Section: Counterterrorism Southeast Asia (pp. 21-30)

          Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Counter-Terrorism Policy Center, March 2019

Round Two of Bangsamoro Plebiscite Yields Mixed Results

          ​​Benar News, February 2019

Thai Election, Potentially Delayed Again, 'As Rigged as it Gets'

          Benar News, January 2019

Philippines: Many Spoilers to the Peace Process with Muslim Rebels

          Benar News, September 2018

Opinion: Indonesian President's VP Choice a Setback for Minority Rights, Security

          Benar News, August 2018


Where Did the US Go Wrong in the Philippines? A Hard Look at a Success Story

          War on the Rocks, June 2018