Location: Bowdoin / Barbara Elias

Government and Legal Studies

Barbara Elias

Assistant Professor of Government

Contact Information

Government And Legal Studies
203 Hubbard Hall

Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.

Barbara Elias


  • B.A. Brown University, Providence, RI, 2002
  • M.A., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013


"Making Maliki and Karzai: How Washington Produced Unhelpful Allies in the Middle East," Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, June 27, 2014

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

Foreign Affairs - The Council on Foreign Relations, foreignaffairs.com

"The Legend of Mullah Omar,” September 1, 2015

"The Pakistani Taliban's Coming Divide," February 2, 2012.

"Know Thine Enemy - Why the Taliban Cannot Be Flipped" November 2, 2009.