Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

When is a warlord better than no warlord

March 10, 2017 The Washington Post

Robert Blair, assistant professor of political science, co-wrote an article about the complex role of warlords and when they should be recognized as a legitimate authority. "Offering a path to legitimacy should encourage warlords to treat citizens with less violence and more respect. If they want international recognition, warlords should be less inclined to violate locals’ basic rights."

When is a warlord better than no warlord (co-authored by Rob Blair) – The Washington Post