Peter Krause

Peter Krause is an assistant professor of political science at Boston College. Dr. 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 related articles on the causes and effects of social movement structure. He has previously published articles on the two-level effectiveness of non-state violence, international 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.

Krause has conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the Middle East. He is a faculty associate in the International Studies Program and the Islamic Civilization and Societies Program at Boston College. He received his PhD in Political Science from MIT. 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.

Selected Publications