Alexander Bollfrass

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A number of studies have demonstrated an empirical relationship between higher ambient temperatures and substate violence, which have been extrapolated to make predictions about the security implications of climate change. This literature rests on the untested assumption that the mechanism behind the temperature-conflict link is that disruption of(More)
A substantial body of research in political science finds that refugees increase the likelihood of conflict within the states that host them. This literature concludes that refugees do so by exacerbating ethnic tensions, intensifying economic competition, and expanding insurgent networks. Related research finds that refugees diffuse regional civil wars.(More)
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