Colin H Kahl


Associate Professor


Faculty - SFS


Current research projects include assessments of the geopolitical implications of Iranian nuclearization and a separate study of the evolution of U.S. counterinsurgency practices during the Iraq war.

Professor Kahl has published articles on U.S. foreign and defense policy in the Middle East in Al-Monitor, Defense One, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Security, the Los Angeles Times, Middle East Policy, the National Interest, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Washington Quarterly and has published several reports for CNAS.

His previous research analyzed the causes and consequences of violent civil and ethnic conflict in developing countries, focusing particular attention on the demographic and natural resource dimensions of these conflicts. His book on the subject, States, Scarcity, and Civil Strife in the Developing World, was published by Princeton University Press in 2006, and related articles and chapters have appeared in International Security, the Journal of International Affairs, and various edited volumes.