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Dr. Idean Salehyan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas. He is also a Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin, a Research Associate at the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University, and a Research Associate at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway. Dr. Salehyan has been a visiting scholar at the University of Essex, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology—Zürich, and the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway. His research interests include civil and international conflict, forced migration, and the relationship between natural resources and armed conflict. Dr. Salehyan is the author of Rebels Without Borders: Transnational Insurgencies in World Politics (Cornell University Press, 2009). In addition, he has published numerous articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, the Journal of Politics, and World Politics. Currently, he is part of a research project which examines the relationship between climate change, resource scarcity, and political unrest in Africa. Dr. Salehyan holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.
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Transnational insurgencies complicate traditional counterinsurgency operations in significant ways and can lead to conflict between states. This monograph examines several transnational militant groups, assesses the prospects for conflict and cooperation over cross-border violence, and discusses current issues facing Iraq and Afghanistan.