My research focuses on the durability of authoritarian regimes, comparative civil-military relations, great power foreign policy, and comparative democratization.

My book, Propped Up, considers the relationship between foreign support and authoritarian rule and is under contract with Basic Books. It is expected to be published in 2024.

I have led several large data collection projects, including data sets on autocratic client regimes, authoritarian regime tenure, social revolutions, rebel military organization, the origins and organization of national militaries, and military advisor deployments. The data and codebooks for completed projects are available through links provided below.

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Peer-Reviewed Research Papers

Public Writing

Adam E. Casey and Seva Gunitsky. 2022. “The Bully in the Bubble: Putin and the Perils of Information Isolation.” Foreign Affairs, February 4. [New York Times] [Washington Post] [Congressional Research Service] [RFE/RL] [Freedom House] [BBC Brasil] [Salon] [CBS Eye on the World (pt 1)] [CBS Eye on the World (pt 2)] [Vox] [Meduza]

Adam E. Casey and Seva Gunitsky. 2020. “The Weakness of the Strongman.” Foreign Affairs, March 23. [на русском]

Lucan A. Way and Adam E. Casey. 2018. “Russian Foreign Election Interventions since 1991.” PONARS Policy Memo No. 520. [Le Journal de Montréal]


Course Instructor

Teaching Assistant

“Democracy: Theory and Practice.” POL112. University of Toronto, Mississauga. Spring Term, 2018.

“Introduction to International Relations.” POL208. University of Toronto, St. George. Fall 2016 – Spring 2017.

“Democracy: Theory and Practice.” POL112. University of Toronto, Mississauga. Spring Term, 2016.