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Daniel Krcmaric

Associate Professor

B.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Duke University
Curriculum Vitae


Research Interest(s): International security; international law; human rights; political leaders

Program Area(s): International Relations

Subfield Specialties: Conflict Studies; International Organizations and International Law


Dan Krcmaric is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. His research addresses topics at the intersection of international security, international law, and human rights. Krcmaric's book, The Justice Dilemma: Leaders and Exile in an Era of Accountability, highlights the difficult trade-offs associated with prosecuting heads of state for atrocity crimes. The dissertation on which the book is based received APSA's Kenneth N. Waltz Prize.

Krcmaric's articles are published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Annual Review of Political Science, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and Security Studies.

Select Publications

  • "Does the International Criminal Court Target the American Military?" Forthcoming, American Political Science Review.
  • "Nowhere to Hide? Global Policing and the Politics of Extradition." Forthcoming, International Security.
  • "I'll Be Back? Exiled Leaders and Political Instability." Forthcoming, Journal of Conflict Resolution (with Abel Escriba-Folch).
  • The Justice Dilemma: Leaders and Exile in an Era of Accountability. 2020. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs).
  • "Studying Leaders and Elites: The Personal Biography Approach." 2020. Annual Review of Political Science. 23: 133-151 (with Steve Nelson and Andrew Roberts).
  • "Information, Secrecy, and Civilian Targeting." 2019. International Studies Quarterly 63 (2): 322-333.
  • "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Leaders, Exile, and the Dilemmas of International Justice." 2018. American Journal of Political Science 62 (2): 486-498.
  • "Varieties of Civil War and Mass Killing: Reassessing the Relationship between Guerrilla Warfare and Civilian Victimization." 2018. Journal of Peace Research 55 (1): 18-31.
  • "Dictators in Exile: Explaining the Destinations of Ex-Rulers." 2017. Journal of Politics 79 (2): 560-575 (with Abel Escriba-Folch).
  • "Who Democratizes? Western-Educated Leaders and Regime Transitions." 2017. Journal of Conflict Resolution 61 (3): 671-701 (with Thomas Gift).
  • "Refugee Flows, Ethnic Power Relations, and the Spread of Conflict." 2014. Security Studies  23 (1): 182-216.
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