Stephen Gent is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches courses on international relations and political methodology. Stephen received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 2005 and joined the faculty at UNC the same year. His research largely focuses on the role of third parties in conflict and conflict resolution, including the causes and consequences of military intervention, international mediation, and legal dispute resolution. His work has appeared in the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Peace Research. His forthcoming book, Market Power Politics: War, Institutions, and Strategic Delay in World Politics (Oxford University Press, with Mark Crescenzi), explores how economic competition drives territorial conflict between countries.