Graduate Student Bolte Publishes in ISQ

Graduate Student Bolte Publishes in ISQ, 9/17/21

Graduate student Brandon Bolte recently published a solo-authored article, “The Puzzle of Militia Containment in Civil War,” in International Studies Quarterly. Relying on original data collection on pro-government militia weapons containment and case illustrations of the Janjaweed in Sudan and Civil Defense Patrols in Guatemala, Bolte argues that variation in militia containment during a civil war depends on bargaining power between security or profit-seeking militias and governments with time-inconsistent preferences. The article is available here: