Barbara Elias, "The Big Problem of Small Allies: New Data and Theory on Defiant Local Counterinsurgency Partners in Afghanistan and Iraq," Security Studies, January 2018. 

Barbara Elias, “The Likelihood of Local Allies Free-Riding: Testing Economic Theories of Alliances in US Counterinsurgency Interventions,” Cooperation and Conflict, Vol. 52, No. 3 (September 1, 2017): 309–31.

Barbara Elias, “Antonio Giustozzi, The Army of Afghanistan: A Political History of a Fragile Institution,” Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 52, No. 3 (July 1, 2017): 776–77. [Book Review]

Barbara Elias, “The Legend of Mullah Omar,Foreign Affairs, September 1, 2015,

Barbara Elias, "America’s Missing Leverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan: a Structural Analysis,” Third World Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 8, (September 20, 2013): pp. 1392-1408.

Barbara Elias, “The Pakistani Taliban’s Coming Divide,” Foreign Affairs, February 2, 2012,;

Barbara Elias, “Know Thine Enemy,” Foreign Affairs, November 2, 2009,