Essays and Opinion articles:

A Glimpse into the Minds of Four Foreign Fighters in Syria” (with Vera Mironova), CTC Sentinel, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, Vol.7, Nom.6 (June 2014) pp.6-7.

“Why are fighters leaving the Free Syrian Army?”, (with Vera Mironova) The Monkey Cage, Washington Post, 12 May 2014

“Fractured opposition groups disillusion Syrians” , (with Vera Mironova) U-T San Diego, 22 January 2014

“Is Syria ready for peace”, (with Vera Mironova) The Baltimore Sun , 17 January 2014


Blog Posts:

“Islamists at a Glance: Why Do Syria’s Rebel Fighters Join Islamist Groups?”, (with Vera Mironova) Political Violence @ a Glance, 13 August 2014

“What Do Syria’s Rebels Want From The West?” , (with Vera Mironova) Syria in Crisis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), 07 April 2014

“The Importance of Local Knowledge in Syria” , (with Vera Mironova) Atlantic Council , 04 April 2014

“Do Syrians Want To Fight Until Victory or Do they Want a Ceasefire?” , (with Vera Mironova) Syria Comment, 26 March 2014

“Norms and Attitudes in the Midst of Civil War: Experimental and Survey Evidence from Syria” , (with Vera Mironova) Political Violence @ a Glance , 17 March 2014

“Public Opinion in the Midst of the Syrian Civil War” , (with Vera Mironova) The Duck of Minerva , 20 January 2014


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