Dov H. Levin

Associate Professor of International Relations
Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dov H. Levin an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to starting at HKU, he was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie-Mellon University. He received my Ph.D from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2014.

Proefessor Levin's main ongoing research project concerns the causes and effects of partisan electoral interventions by the great powers, attempting to determine why such interventions occur and what are their effects. He examines these questions utilizing a dataset (PEIG) he constructed of such U.S. and USSR/Russian interventions between 1946 and 2000 as well as, among other things, in-depth archival research into cases in which such an intervention had been seriously considered by a great power. It is now a forthcoming book at Oxford University Press.

Dov has eight academic publications, including new articles at Terrorism and Political Violence and at Journal of Conflict Resolution on the effects of partisan electoral interventions on domestic terrorism and on the targets democracy. Other research projects of Levin's have examined, for example, the causes of regional war and peace, differences in foreign policy preferences between western and non-western publics, as well as the customary law of war.

A reference to my research was made in a new British  House of Commons report about Russia and Russian foreign policy. Likewise, given recent events, Levin has written op-eds in the Washington Post (Monkey Cage)  and Lawfare about the Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. election, given interviews on partisan electoral interventions to CNN, NPR,  BBC World, and other media outlets, and has served as a consultant/ quoted expert for multiple news segments and articles on this and related topics for various media organs around the world.