Omar S. Bashir is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton. He researches power in international relations, with specific projects on interstate energy competition, asymmetric interdependence, crisis signaling, and the politics of the UN Security Council. He has published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and has written short articles for Foreign Affairs and The Monkey Cage primarily on the topic of unmanned aerial vehicles. Previously, Omar attended Oxford, where his thesis on Islamism and Pakistan’s foreign policy was awarded Distinction. He also earned two aerospace engineering degrees from MIT with internships at Boeing, Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia National Laboratories.