Barbara F. Walter

Barbara F. Walter is an American political scientist. She is known for her work on bargaining theory and political violence, especially the outbreak and resolution of civil war, and the logic of terrorist violence. Since 2012, she has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Books in order of publication:

“The Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlement,” International Organization (1997)

Civil Wars, Insecurity, and Intervention (co-edited with Jack Snyder) (1999)

Committing to Peace: The Successful Settlement of Civil Wars Princeton : Princeton Univ. Press, 2002.

Globalization, Territoriality, and Conflict (co-edited with Miles Kahler) (2006)

Reputation and Civil War: Why Separatists Conflicts are So Violent Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009

“The Gender Citation Gap in International Relations,” with Daniel Maliniak and Ryan Powers. International Organization (2013)

How Civil Wars Start and How To Stop Them. New York: Crown, 2022.

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