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Scholarly Publications

The recruiter’s dilemma: Signalling and rebel recruitment tactics

January 2013

Abstract: How do terrorists recruit? We know much about the profiles and pathways of recruits, but little about the strategies and tactics of recruiters.

Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply

January 2012

National oil companies (NOCs) produce most of the world’s oil and natural gas and bankroll governments across the globe.

Organizations and Global Warming

December 2010

Introduction This essay examines the two biggest environmental polluters, the oil and coal industries, and the possibilities of renewable energy that could replace them.

Other Publications

Blame it on Iran, Qatar, and Turkey: An analysis of a Twitter and Facebook operation linked to Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia (TAKEDOWN)

April 2020

DOWNLOAD REPORT In December 2019, the Stanford Internet Observatory alerted Twitter to anoma- lous behavior in the hashtag السراج خائن ليبيا (“Sarraj the traitor of Libya”); Fayez al-Sarraj is...

News

Georgetown Scholar Examines the Impact of the Arab Uprisings on Islamist Movements

June 2021

In a webinar dated June 2, 2021, Georgetown University Historian Abdullah Al-Arian analyzed how the Arab Uprisings have impacted Islamist movements throughout the region.

Virality Project: Saudi Arabia State Media and COVID-19

June 2020

COVID-19 has directly or indirectly affected every country, providing an opportunity for comparative analysis of the ways governments use the pandemic to pursue political objectives.

Analysis of April 2020 Twitter takedowns linked to Saudia Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Honduras, Serbia, and Indonesia

April 2020

On March 11, 2020 Twitter shared with the Stanford Internet Observatory accounts and tweets associated with five distinct takedowns.

Events

Islamists and the Arab Uprisings

May 18, 2021

This event is cosponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University and the Ten Years On Project, www.TheArabUprisings.org    ABSTRACT During the height of the mass uprisings...

The Unfinished Arab Spring Ten Years on: Where Are We Going?

January 4, 2021

ABSTRACT  This talk is based on the speakers’ recently published edited volume The Unfinished Arab Spring: Micro-Dynamics of Revolts between Change and Continuity.

The United States: From Reluctant Democracy Support in the Middle East to Authoritarian Enabler

April 13, 2020

ABSTRACTDemocracy promotion has been a longstanding goal of US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. President George W.