Jacob N. Shapiro is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project. His research focuses on economic and political development in conflict zones as well as security policy. He is author of The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations. His research has been published or is forthcoming in broad range of academic and policy journals including American Journal of Political Science, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Security, Journal of Political Economy, and World Politics as well as a number of edited volumes. Shapiro is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Associate Editor of World Politics, an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) a Faculty Fellow of the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS), and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). Ph.D. Political Science, M.A. Economics, Stanford University. B.A. Political Science, University of Michigan.