media and op-eds
“How Dystopian Narratives Can Incite Real-World Radicalism.” 2020. Aeon (invited article, with Celia Paris, April 15).
“All the King’s Consultants: The Perils of Advising Authoritarians.” 2019. Foreign Affairs (invited article, May/June issue in print).
“What Happens When Consultants Work for Authoritarian Regimes.” 2019. Harvard Business Review (invited digital article).
“Dystopian fiction makes people more willing to justify political violence. Should you worry?” 2019. Washington Post: Monkey Cage, January 12 (with Celia Paris).
“There’s a frenzy of consultants in the Persian Gulf. Sometimes they do more harm than good.” 2019. Washington Post, Op-Ed Section, January 11.
"Can Saudi Arabia's crown prince remake his people?" 2017. Washington Post, Outlook Section, B1. December 3.
"The Surprising Effects of Study Abroad." 2015. Washington Post: Monkey Cage, August 20.
book reviews and book chapters
Invited Critical Dialogue and Review of Adalet, Begüm, Hotels and Highways: The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press). 2019. Perspectives on Politics: 17(4): 1121-1126.
Review of Bernard Haykel, Thomas Hegghammer, and Stéphane Lacroix, Saudi Arabia in Transition: Insights on Social, Political, Economic and Religious Change (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press). 2016. Perspectives on Politics 14(1): 251-252. https://doi-org.proxy-um.researchport.umd.edu/10.1017/S1537592715004016
Review of Amaney A. Jamal, Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All? (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press). 2012. The Middle East Journal. 67(2): 326-328.
"Exploiting Structural Weaknesses in Terrorist Networks: Information Blitzkrieg and Related Strategies." 2009. In Ideas as Weapons: Influence and Perception in Modern Warfare, ed. G.J. David, Jr. and T.R. McKeldin III. Washington, DC: Potomac Books.
"Networks Unleashed: Mobile Communications and the Evolution of Networked Organizations." 2007. In Displacing Place: Mobile Communication in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Sharon Kleinman. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing (with Patricia Wallace).
reports and other writings
“Shaping a New Emirati Identity.” 2019. Invited digital article for Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale [Italian Institute for International Political Studies, ISPI] within “Identity-Seekers: Nationhood and Nationalism in the Gulf Monarchies” (edited by Eleonora Ardemagni).
"Social Engineering in Rentier States." 2019. The Politics of Rentier States in the Gulf: POMEPS Studies Series 33. Project on Middle East Political Science, George Washington University.
"A Horse of a Different Color: Exploring Classic Questions in New Ways." 2012. Newsletter of the American Political Science Association, Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (QMMR) 10(1): 31-36. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.912204
"Economic, Social, and Political Attitudes in the UAE: A Comparison of Emirati and Non-Emirati Youth in Ras Al Khaimah." 2011. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimim Foundation for Policy Research, UAE, Working Paper No. 01.