Office: 1718A HW
Ph.D. Columbia University, 2006
B.A. University of Michigan, 1999
Areas of Specialization:
War Duration and Causes of War
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A full list of publications and working papers can be found by clicking here.
- Savic, Ivan and Zachary C. Shirkey. 2017. Uncertainty, Threat, and International Security: Implications for Southeast Asia. (London: Routledge).
- Joining the Fray: Military Intervention in Civil Wars. 2012. (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate).
- Is This a Private Fight or Can Anybody Join? The Spread of Interstate War. 2009. (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate).
- Lee, Michael and Zachary C. Shirkey. 2017. "Going Beyond the Existing Consensus: The Use of Games in International Relations Education", PS: Political Science & Politics 50(2).
- "Joining By Number: Military Intervention in Civil Wars", 2016. Civil Wars 18(4): 417–438.
- "Uncertainty and War Duration", 2016. International Studies Review 18(2): 244–267.
- "When and How Many: The Effects of Third Party Joining on Casualties and Duration in Interstate Wars", 2012. Journal of Peace Research 49(2): 321–334.
- Savic, Ivan, and Zachary C. Shirkey. 2009. “Trust in the Balance: The Role of Commitment Problems in Shaping External Balancing Behavior”, Journal of Theoretical Politics 21(4): 483–507.
- "Military Intervention in Interstate and Civil Wars: A Unified Interpretation,” forthcoming. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory, William R. Thompson, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- "No: International organizations are limited in their ability to combat terrorism", 2013. In Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism, 2nd Ed., Stuart Gottlieb ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press: 279–291.
- “No: The UN is limited in its ability to play a role”, 2009. In Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism, 1st Ed., Stuart Gottlieb, ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press: 275–287.
- Unexpected Events in Interstate Wars Data Set:
COW Interstate Wars Data Set
Citation: Shirkey, Zachary C. 2009. Is This a Private Fight or Can Anybody Join? The Spread of Interstate War (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate).
- Unexpected Events in Civil Wars Data Sets:
COW Civil Wars Data Set
PRIO Civil Wars Data Set
Citation: Shirkey, Zachary C. Forthcoming. "Joining By Number: Military Intervention in Civil Wars", Civil Wars.