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Dan Altman

Assistant Professor    ,

PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


International Security, Strategic Studies, Territorial Conquest, Crises, the Causes of War, Red Lines, the Fait Accompli, Deterrence, Coercion.


I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. My research examines issues of international security, focusing on questions of strategy and statecraft on the brink of war. My interests include territorial conquest, the fait accompli, red lines, deterrence, coercion, crises, nuclear proliferation, and the causes of war. I am developing two books, Territorial Conquest in the Modern Era and Red Lines in International Politics. My research appears in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, and the Nonproliferation Review. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center (Harvard Kennedy School), a postdoctoral fellow at the Dickey Center (Dartmouth), and a predoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (Stanford). I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT.

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