Dipali Mukhopadhyay is an Associate Professor (untenured) of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where she is also a faculty affiliate of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. She is the author of Good Rebel Governance: Revolutionary Politics and Western Intervention in Syria (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) with Kimberly Howe and Warlords, Strongman Governors and State Building in Afghanistan (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Her scholarly publications also include articles in Conflict, Security and Development, International Negotiation, and Perspectives on Politics, as well as a series of book chapters in edited volumes. Her policy-oriented writing has been published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Foreign Policy, Lawfare, the US Institute of Peace, and the Washington Post. Her work has also been cited in The Economist and The New York Times. Dipali’s research has been funded by the Carnegie Corporation, the Eisenhower Institute, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the US Institute of Peace, Harvard Law School, the US Agency for International Development, and the US Department of Education. She is Vice President of the American Institute of Afghan Studies and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.