Beardsley’s research interests include the political consequences and causes of third-party involvement in peace processes, the nature of intrastate rebellion, the motivations for and implications of gender balancing in post-conflict security forces, and the effects of nuclear-weapons proliferation on crisis behavior. He has over two-dozen academic publications on these topics and has a working book manuscript on gender equality in and through peacekeeping operations. Prior to being on faculty at Duke, Beardsley was on faculty at Emory University.
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Assesses the extent to which peacekeeping can prevent the diffusion of conflict across state borders.