Kyle Beardsley
Associate Professor of Political Science

Kyle Beardsley (Ph.D., UCSD, 2006) is Associate Professor of Political Science. He is co-director of the International Crisis Behavior data project. His research interests include the political consequences and causes of third-party involvement in peace processes, the nature of intrastate rebellion, the implications of gender power imbalances within and through post-conflict security forces, and the effects of nuclear-weapons proliferation on crisis behavior. His first book, The Mediation Dilemma , explores how third-party conflict management frequently does well in securing short-term peace but also can contribute to greater instability in the long run, especially when the third parties rely on leverage. His second book (co-authored with Sabrina Karim), Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping , examines the consequences of and potential solutions to gender power imbalances in peace operations.

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