Eric Jardine is a CIGI fellow with the Global Security & Politics program and assistant professor of political science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in Blacksburg, Virginia. He joined CIGI as a research fellow in May 2014. In this role, he contributed to CIGI’s work on internet governance, including the CIGI–Chatham House sponsored Global Commission on Internet Governance.

Eric holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Calgary and an M.A. in political science from Carleton University. He also holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.

Eric has taught a number of courses at Carleton University, St. Paul’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada. During his doctoral studies, he published extensively on various aspects of insurgency and counterinsurgency. His articles have appeared in a number of peer-reviewed and policy journals, including Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Journal of Strategic Studies, Civil Wars, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Joint Force Quarterly and Parameters, among others.  

Eric’s current research focuses on war weariness and conflict outcome as well as cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber protest and the like. While working on a number of projects in these areas, he is also currently turning his dissertation research, entitled The Insurgent’s Dilemma, into a book manuscript. 



Select Publications

  1. Jardine, Eric and Simon Palamar 2014 "Terrorism and Political Violence" Numerous, Capable and Well-Funded Rebels: Insurgent Military Effectiveness and Deadly Attacks in Afghanistan, (forthcoming ) in
  2. Jardine, Eric 2013 "Joint Force Quarterly" Indigenous Security Forces, Counterinsurgent Control, and Green-on-Blue Attacks: Explaining Why 'Insider' Violence has Risen in Afghanistan, in 71
  3. Jardine, Eric and Simon Palamar 2013 "Studies in Conflict and Terrorism" From Medusa Past Kantolo: Assessing the Effectiveness of Canada's Enemy-Centric and Population-Centric Counterinsurgency Strategies, in 36 no7
  4. Jardine, Eric 2012 "Journal of Strategic Studies" The Tacit Evolution of Coordination and Strategic Outcomes: Evidence from the Soviet War in Afghanistan, 35 no4
  5. Jardine, Eric 2012 "Small Wars & Insurgencies" Population-Centric Counterinsurgency and the Movement of Peoples, in 23 no2

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