Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl is Assistant Professor of Politics. He is a specialist on civil wars with a focus on politics and development in the Middle East. His research examines the conduct of civil wars and the effect of external assistance on the dynamics of conflict using a combination of game-theoretic analysis, interviews with former commanders who participated in the civil war in Lebanon from 1975-1990, cross-country statistical evidence, and focused comparisons of other civil wars. Prior to joining the UVa faculty he was a fellow in regional political economy at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Recent publications include “Parochialism as a Central Challenge in Counterinsurgency” (May 2012; with Nicholas Sambanis and Moses Shayo) Science 336(6038): 805-808.