Patrick B. Johnston
Patrick Johnston is an associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He specializes in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, with a particular focus on Afghanistan and the Philippines. His articles have been published or are forthcoming in a range of peer-reviewed journals, including American Economic Review, International Security, Security Studies, and Civil Wars. Before coming to RAND, Johnston was a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University, and the United States Institute of Peace. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at Northwestern University in 2009.
Benjamin W. Bahney, Radha K. Iyengar, Patrick B. Johnston, Danielle F. Jung, Jacob N. Shapiro, Howard J. Shatz, "Insurgent Compensation: Evidence from Iraq," American Economic Review, 103(3):518-522, 2013
Patrick B. Johnston, "Does Decapitation Work? Assessing the Effectiveness of Leadership Targeting in Counterinsurgency Campaigns," International Security, 36(4):47-79, 2012
Benjamin Crost and Patrick Johnston, "Aid Under Fire: Development Projects and Civil Conflict," Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Discussion Paper 2010-18, 2010
Patrick Johnston, "The Geography of Insurgent Organization and Its Consequences for Civil Wars: Evidence from Liberia and Sierra Leone," Security Studies, 17(1):107-137, 2008
Patrick Johnston, "Negotiated Settlements and Government Strategy in Civil Wars: Evidence from Darfur," Civil Wars, 9(4):359-377, 2007