Robin Markwica is research fellow at the Hertie School’s Centre for International Security and a research associate at the European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. His research focuses on international relations, international security and foreign policy analysis. Robin obtained a Master’s degree in Modern History from the University of Cambridge and a D.Phil./Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Oxford. He held a research fellowship at Harvard University’s Department of Government and was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute. His book Emotional choices: How the logic of affect shapes coercive diplomacy (Oxford University Press) introduces “emotional choice theory” as an alternative to rational choice and constructivist perspectives. His research was awarded the International Security Best Book Award by the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Rupert Riedl Prize by the Club of Vienna and the Christiane Rajewsky Prize by the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK), among others.