Dr. Andrew Boutton (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, specializing in international relations and comparative politics. Within these areas, he focuses on how the political incentives of leaders in smaller states affect the ability of larger states to influence them, as well as the impact of cooperation with an outside power on the domestic political landscape of the client states. His recent research, which has appeared in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and Conflict Management and Peace Science, evaluates the use and effectiveness of foreign security assistance as a method to gain counterterrorism cooperation from recipient states. Before coming to UCF, he was a fellow at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas.

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