Works in Progress

  • “The Non-Economic Functions of Rebel Taxation: New Data from the Islamic State in Syria.” Under review.
  • “The Islamic State’s Pattern of Violence:  Distinguishing Between Policies and Practices” (with Elisabeth Wood).
  • “The Social Contract in Rebel Governance: Evidence from Syria and Iraq” (with Ariel Ahram).
  • “To Stay or to Leave? Understanding the Decisions of Potential Refugees in Islamic State-Controlled Mosul.” Data collection in progress.

Selected Academic Publications

  • “When Terrorists Govern: Why State-Building Terrorist Groups Require a New Targeting Framework,” Harvard National Security Journal 9 (forthcoming, 2017).
  • “Child Recruitment by Non-State Armed Groups in the Syrian Conflict.” United Nations University (forthcoming, December 2017).
  • “Does the Islamic State have a ‘Social Contract’? Evidence from Iraq and Syria,” The Program on Governance and Local Development. Working Paper (9): 2016.
  • “The Historiography of Islamic Law and Constitutions” with Nathan Brown, in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law (Oxford University Press: 2015).
  • “Legal Pluralism in North Sinai: Mapping the Rise of Non-State Islamic Courts,” Yale University, The Program on Governance and Local Development, Working Paper Series (May 2015).
  • “Deprivatizing Islamic Law: An Argument for Judicial Interpretation of Shari‘a in American Courts,” The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law (March 2015)
  • “Triadic Legal Pluralism in North Sinai: A Case Study of State, Shari‘a, and ‘Urf Courts in Conflict and Cooperation,” UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2014), pp. 21-59.
  • “Egypt’s Constitution in Question,” Middle East Law and Governance Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2013), pp. 331-343.
  • “Middle Eastern Law” with Chibli Mallat. Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 9 (2013), pp. 405-433.
  • “Political Success of Egypt’s Salafis Tests U.S. Support for Democracy,” Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy (June 2012) pp. 13-19.
  • “The Unraveling of the Saleh Regime in Yemen,” with Chris Boucek, CTC Sentinel, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 2011.
  • “Egypt’s Uprising: Implications for Regional Stability, U.S.-Egypt Relations, and the Peace Process,” Journal of Afkar/Ideas, Vol. 29 (March 2011), pp. 53-60.

Selected Policy Publications


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