John Smith

John Smith
International Relations
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M.A., Intelligence and Security Studies, Brunel University, 2013

B.S., Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2010


My research centers broadly on military intervention and specifically on the ways new technologies like unmanned aerial vehicles are driving strategies and outcomes in small wars. My current projects include research into how drone strikes lead to reciprocal violence from insurgent groups in countries like Somalia, and how public opinion and UAV technology interact to influence US counterinsurgency strategy abroad.

Selected Publications: 

Reeder, Bryce W., and John R. Smith. 2018. “US Strikes in Somalia and Targeted Civilian Killings by Al-Shabaab: An Empirical Investigation,” Foreign Policy Analysis, forthcoming.