Yonatan Lupu

I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University.  Below you can find links to my research and data.


Google Scholar

Contact Information: 
Monroe Hall, Room 417

2115 G St., NW
Washington, DC 20052 
ylupu at gwu dot edu


1. Targeting and Public Opinion: An Experimental Analysis in Ukraine (with Geoffrey P.R.Wallace).
    Forthcoming, Journal of Conflict Resolution.2. Atypical Violence and Conflict Dynamics: Evidence from Jerusalem (with Evgeny Finkel, Dan Miodownik, Neal Tsur, and Chagai Weiss).
    Forthcoming, Political Science Research & Methods.3. Offline Events and Online Hate (with Nicolás Velásquez, Rhys Leahy, Nicholas Johnson Restrepo, Richard Sear, Beth Goldberg, and Neil F. Johnson). PLoS One (2022).
4. Dynamic Topic Modeling Reveals Variations in Online Hate Narratives (with Richard F. Sear, Nicholas J. Restrepo, and Neil F. Johnson).
    Intelligent Computing: Proceedings of the 2022 Computing Conference (2022).

5. Digital Authoritarianism and the Future of Human Rights (with
Tiberiu Dragu).
    International Organization (2021). 6. Online Hate Network Spreads Malicious COVID-19 Content Outside the Control of Individual Social Media Platforms (with Neil F. Johnson, Nicolás Velásquez, Nicholas Johnson Restrepo, Rhys Leahy, Rick Sear, Nicholas Gabriel, Om Jha, and Beth Goldberg).
    Scientific Reports (2021).

7. Hidden Order Across Online Extremist Movements Can Be Disrupted by Nudging Collective Chemistry (with Neil F. Johnson, Nicolás Velásquez, Nicholas Johnson Restrepo, Rhys Leahy, Rick Sear, Lucia Illari, and Pedro Manrique).
    Scientific Reports (2021).

8. How Social Media Machinery Pulled Mainstream Parenting Communities Closer to Extremes and Their Misinformation During Covid-19
(with Nicholas J. Restrepo, Lucia Illari, Rhys Leahy, Richard F. Sear, and Neil F. Johnson).
    IEEE Access (2021).

9. Machine Learning Language Models: Achilles Heel for Social Media Platforms and a Possible Solution (with Richard F. Sear, Rhys Leahy, Nicholas J. Restrepo, and Neil F. Johnson).
    Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (2021).

10. The Online Competition between Pro- and Anti-vaccination Views (with Neil F. Johnson, Nicolás Velásquez, Nicholas Johnson Restrepo, Rhys Leahy, Nicholas Gabriel, Sara El Oud, Minzhang Zheng, Pedro Manrique, and Stefan Wuchty).

    Nature (2020).
11. Quantifying COVID-19 Content in the Online Health Opinion War Using Machine Learning (with Richard Sear, Nicolás Velásquez, Rhys Leahy, Nicholas Johnson Restrepo, Sara El Oud, Nicholas Gabriel, and Neil F. Johnson).
    IEEE Access (2020).

12. Violence, Non-Violence, and the Effects of International Human Rights Law (with Geoffrey P.R.Wallace).
    American Journal of Political Science (2019).13The Strength of Weak Review: National Courts, Interpretive Canons, and Human Rights Treaties (with Pierre-Hugues Verdier and Mila Versteeg).
    International Studies Quarterly (2019).14. Beyond Physical Integrity (with Kevin Cope and Charles Crabtree).
   Law & Contemporary Problems (2019).

Is There More Violence in the Middle? (with Zachary M. Jones).
    American Journal of Political Science (2018).
16. Inferring Mechanisms for Global Constitutional Progress (with Alex Rutherford, Manuel Cebrian, Iyad Rahwan, Brad LeVeck, and Manuel Garcia-Herranz).
    Nature Human Behaviour (2018).
17. Collective Action and Constraints on Repression at the Endgame (with Tiberiu Dragu).
    Comparative Political Studies (2018).
18. The Networked Peace: Intergovernmental Organizations and International Conflict (with Brian Greenhill).  
    Journal of Peace Research

19. Clubs of Clubs: Fragmentation in the Network of Intergovernmental Organizations (with Brian Greenhill).  
    International Studies Quarterly

20. Explaining Human Rights Abuses: Comparing Contemporary Factors and Historical Factors.  
    Virginia Journal of International Law

21. Do Arms Control Treaties Work? Assessing the Effectiveness of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (with Matthew Fuhrmann).  
    International Studies Quarterly

22. Why Do States Join Some Universal Treaties but not Others? An Analysis of Treaty Commitment Preferences
    Journal of Conflict Resolution

23. Team of Former Rivals: A Multilateral Theory of Nonaggression Pacts (with Paul Poast).  
    Journal of Peace Research

24. Power Sharing, Protection, and Peace (with Scott Gates, Benjamin Graham, Håvard Strand, and Kaare Strøm).  
    Journal of Politics

25. Legislative Veto Players and the Effects of International Human Rights Agreements.  
    American Journal of Political Science

26. Best Evidence: The Role of Information in Domestic Judicial Enforcement of International Human Rights Agreements
    International Organization

27. The Informative Power of Treaty Commitment: Using the Spatial Model to Address Selection Effects.  
    American Journal of Political Science

28. Trading Communities, the Networked Structure of International Relations and the Kantian Peace (with Vincent Traag).
      Journal of Conflict Resolution
29. International Judicial Legitimacy: Lessons from National Courts.
      Theoretical Inquiries in Law

30. Strategic Citations to Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court (with James H. Fowler).
      Journal of Legal Studies
31. Still Looking for Audience Costs (with Erik Gartzke).
      Security Studies

32. Trading on Preconceptions: Why World War I Was Not a Failure of Economic Interdependence (with Erik Gartzke).
       International Security

33. Precedent in International Courts: A Network Analysis of Case Citations by the European Court of Human Rights (with Erik Voeten).
      British Journal of Political Science
34. Political Science Research on International Law: The State of the Field (with Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and David G. Victor)
      American Journal of International Law