Alec Worsnop is a research fellow in the Belfer Center's International Security Program. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research examines civil war, military effectiveness, and civil-military relations and has been supported by organizations including the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation.

His dissertation employs a mixed methods approach to investigate the determinants of insurgent military effectiveness and includes an in-depth examination of organizations in Iraq (2003–present) and Vietnam (1945–1975). Previously, he worked for a USAID implementing partner, conducting business development for assistance programs in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

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