Selected Works

(Full updated curriculum vitae here)

Under Review

None currently.


"Civic Life and Democratic Citizenship in Qatar: Findings from the First Qatar World Values Survey." (With Mark Tessler, Darwish Al-Emadi, and Abdoulaye Diop.) 2013. Middle East Law and Governance 5(3).

"Political Segmentation and Diversification in the Rentier Arab Gulf." Paper to be presented at the Fourth Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), Cambridge, 1-5 July 2013, organized by the Gulf Research Center Cambridge (GRCC) at the University of Cambridge.

"Resisting Revolution." 2013. Contexts 12(2): 16-18.

"Royal Factionalism and the Securitization of 'the Shi'a Problem' in Bahrain." 2013. Journal of Arabian Studies 3(1).

"Understanding Sectarianism in the Persian Gulf." Forthcoming chapter in Lawrence Potter, ed. Sectarian Politics in the Persian Gulf (New York: Oxford University Press).


"The Arab Gulf States." [Review of the book The Arab Gulf States: Beyond Oil and Islam, by Sean Foley.] International Journal of Middle East Studies.

"Are Bahrain's Sunnis Still Awake?" 2012. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Sada blog. June 25.

"Bahrain: A Special Case." 2013. In Fatima Ayub, ed. "What Does the Gulf Think about the Arab Awakening?" European Council on Foreign Relations. Pp. 16-18.

"Bahrain's Sunni Awakening." 2012. Middle East Report Online. Middle East Research and Information Project. January 17.

"Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab Gulf." (With Mark Tessler, Darwish Al-Emadi, and Abdoulaye Diop.) 2011. Foreign Policy. July 25.

"The Dangerous U.S. Double Standard on Islamic Extremism." 2012. Foreign Policy. September 17.

Ethnic Conflict and Political Mobilization in Bahrain and the Arab Gulf. 2011. Ph.D. dissertation. The University of Michigan.

Gulf apart: Bahrain faces political and sectarian divide.” 2012. Jane’s Intelligence Review. January. Pp. 32-37. (Access restricted.)

"How Radical Are Bahrain's Shia?: The Real Source of Unrest in the Kingdom." 2011. Foreign Affairs. May 15.

"The Other Side of Radicalization in Bahrain." 2011. Foreign Policy. July 15.

"The Political Costs of Qatar's Western Orientation." 2012. Middle East Policy 19(4): 68-76.

"Qatar's Ambivalent Democratization." 2011. Foreign Policy. November 1.

"The (Sectarian) Politics of Public-Sector Employment in Bahrain." Paper presented at the Third Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), Cambridge, 11-14 July 2012, organized by the Gulf Research Center Cambridge (GRCC) at the University of Cambridge.

"Who Needs the Bahrain Grand Prix?" 2013. Foreign Policy. April 16.

(Updated May 5, 2013)