Dr. Michael Allen

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Dr. Michael A. Allen is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Service at Boise State University and received his Ph.D. from Binghamton University (State University of New York) in 2011. His primary research interests focus on the relationships between asymmetric actors in international relations, especially between major powers and weak states. Specifically, he has written on conflict, alliance formation, international trade, overseas basing, and the positive and negative externalities of overseas troop deployments. His research team, with support from the Minerva Research Initiative and the Army Research Office, are continuing to research overseas’ perceptions of United States deployments through surveys, interviews, and novel data collection. He has published specifically on military deployments in the American Political Science Review, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Interactions, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and his doctoral dissertation focused on U.S. basing decisions. Additionally, the implications of the Minerva work has appeared in The Conversation, The Monkey Cage, The Owl in the Olive Tree, The Duck of Minerva, and Political Quarterly.

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