David E. Cunningham is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He is Director of the GVPT Honors Program and chair of the Political Methodology and Formal Theory field. Cunningham received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and is an affiliate of the Peace Research Institute Oslo. He is the author of Barriers to Peace in Civil Wars, which was published by Cambridge University Press, as well as articles in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Journal of Peace Research. His research focuses on civil war, conflict bargaining, conflict management and international security.