Noel Anderson

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  • International Relations


  • B.A., University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Noel Anderson

Assistant Professor


Noel Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His research explores external intervention in internal conflicts, limited war, and counterinsurgency. His current book project develops a theory of competitive intervention in civil war to explain temporal variation in the global prevalence and average duration of intrastate conflicts. Some of his other research examines counterinsurgency in Somalia, the relationship between narcotics and civil war, and military strategy. Recent articles have appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, Political Science Research and Methods, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, and Survival, among other venues. His research has been supported by SSHRC, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, and the Smith Richardson Foundation, among others.
Research Interests: Civil war, Counterinsurgency, Limited war, Military strategy

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