Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl



The Political Economy of Quagmires:
Belligerents, Foreign Backers, and Civil War Traps


Sambanis, Nicholas, Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl and Moses Shayo. 2012. “Parochialism as a Central Challenge in Counterinsurgency.” Science 336(6083): 805-808.


Sambanis, Nicholas and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl. 2009. “What’s in a Line? Is Partition a Solution to Civil War?” International Security 34(2): 82-118.    Replication data


Schulhofer-Wohl, Jonah and Nicholas Sambanis. 2010. “Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Programs and Civil War Recurrence: An Assessment.” Folke Bernadotte Academy Research Report. Sandöverken, Sweden.


Schulhofer-Wohl, Jonah. 2007. “Civil War in Algeria, 1992-Present.” In Karl DeRouen and Uk Heo, eds., Civil Wars of the World: Major Conflicts since World War II. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.


Sambanis, Nicholas and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl. 2007. “Evaluating Multilateral Interventions in Civil Wars: A Comparison of UN and Non-UN Peace Operations.” In Dimitris Bourantonis, Kostas Ifantis and Panayotis Tsakonas, eds., Multilateralism and Security Institutions in the Era of Globalization. London: Routledge.


Ongoing Projects

Politics and the Conduct of Civil Wars

The Behavior of “On-Side” Groups

Fighting without Warfare

Parochialism and Identity Categories

Social Distance and Parochialism in the Lab (with Béatrice Boulu-Reshef)

Women, Islam, and the Rule of Law in the Middle East (with Deena R. Hurwitz)

Methodology in Applied Research on Conflict

Armed Group Repertoires and Recollection in Survey Research (HiCN Working Paper 171)

Cross-Country Data on Civil Wars, 1945-2012 (with Nicholas Sambanis)

Local-Level Warfare and Conflict Termination


Beehner, Lionel and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl. 2015. “3 Flaws in Pro-Assad Support.”
USA Today, February 17, p.7A.


Sambanis, Nicholas and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl. 2014. “Partitions in Practice: The Case Against Dividing Iraq.”
Foreign Affairs online, December 1.


Schulhofer-Wohl, Jonah. 2014. “How the U.S. Fragmented Syria’s Rebels.”
The Washington Post: The Monkey Cage blog, September 22.


Balcells, Laia, Lionel Beehner and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl. 2014. “How Should We Count the War Dead Dead in Syria?”
The Washington Post: The Monkey Cage blog, May 1.


Schulhofer-Wohl, Jonah and Julia Choucair. 2011. “Why Are Uprisings Spreading in the Arab World?”
The Huffington Post, February 4.


Schulhofer-Wohl, Jonah. 2000. “Should We Privatize the Peacekeeping?”
The Washington Post, May 12, p.A47. Subsequently published in the International Herald Tribune.