Casey, Adam



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Comparative Politics


International Relations


Lucan A. Way

Casey, Adam


The Durability of Client Regimes: Foreign Sponsorship and Autocracies, 1945-2010


Adam Casey is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and recipient of the Connaught International Scholarship for Doctoral Students (2014-2019). He holds a B.A. in political science with a minor in Russian from the University of Minnesota, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Adam specializes in comparative politics and international relations. His dissertation research considers the relationship between foreign sponsorship and the durability of authoritarian client regimes.


Lucan Ahmad Way and Adam Casey. 2018. “The Structural Sources of Postcommunist Regime Trajectories.” Post-Soviet Affairs 34, no. 5: 317-32.

Lucan Ahmad Way and Adam Casey. 2018. “Russian Foreign Election Interventions Since 1991.” PONARS Policy Memo No. 520.

Lucan Ahmad Way and Adam Casey. 2018. “Russia has been meddling in foreign elections for decades. Has it made a difference?” Washington Post (Monkey Cage). January 8.

Lucan Ahmad Way and Adam Casey. 2017. “Is Russia a Threat to Western Democracy? Russian Intervention in Foreign Elections, 1991-2017.” Memo for Global Populisms as a Threat to Democracy? November 3 (Stanford: Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University).

Adam E. Casey. 2020. “The Durability of Client Dictatorships: Foreign Sponsorship and Military Loyalty, 1946-2010.” World Politics 73, no. 3.

Research Interests

The durability of authoritarian regimes, military coups, comparative democratization, the foundations of political order, external influences on domestic politics, Soviet foreign policy, and the international politics of insurgency.

Previous Degrees

BA (summa cum laude) in Political Science (minor: Russian), University of Minnesota

Teaching Experience

POL112: Democracy: Theory and Practice (2018)

POL208: Introduction to International Relations (2016-2017)

POL112: Democracy: Theory and Practice (2016)