Andrew Stravers received his PhD from the University of Texas, where his dissertation examined the politics of overseas basing between the President and Congress. His postdoctoral work at the University of Texas focused on the politics of US bases abroad within host countries. As part of this work, he and his research team of Professors from Kansas State University and Boise State University conducted surveys of 42,000 respondents in 14 countries over a three-year period to determine the demographics of support and opposition to US basing, along with types of interactions that change perceptions or spur protest. He has conducted field work for his projects in 10 countries that host US military personnel. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Global Security Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and others, along with popular outlets like War on the Rocks, The National Interest, The Diplomat, and Real Clear Defense.