Max Abrahms is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Northeastern University. His research focuses on international security, especially terrorism. Abrahms has published on terrorism in International Security, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of International Business Policy, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other scholarly, policy, and popular outlets. He is the author of Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History (2018), a book that enables readers to predict the behavior of militant groups from their target selection to social media strategy, even their odds of political success. Abrahms has held fellowships and other affiliations with the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Empirical Studies of Conflict project at Princeton University, the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, the Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, the political science department at Johns Hopkins University, the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, and the Belfer Center at Harvard. Abrahms frequently consults U.S. government agencies on the contemporary terrorism landscape.