Public Impact

Citations: Mainstream Media Outlets/ Books

The Democratic Party is Facing a Demographic Crisis” cited in:

Edsall, Thomas. “Donald Trump’s Political Stew.” New York Times, 9 March 2017.

Sainato, Michael. “Election Exit Polls: Democrats Have Been Losing Support in Every Voter Demographic.” The Observer, 7 March 2017.

Why Aren’t There More Black Republicans?cited in:

King, Colbert. “The Decline of the Black Republican.” The Washington Post, 2 September 2016.

There Is No Social Change Without Coercion” cited in:

Taranto, James. “Free Speech Aside.” Wall Street Journal, 5 May 2015.

ISIL’s Barbaric Acts are Highly-Successful Propaganda” cited in:

Allemand, Andres. “La barbarie sans limite, arme tactique de Daech.” Tribune de Geneve, 6 March 2015.

Werleman, C.J. The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremism. Dangerous Little Books, 2015 (see chapter 11, note 5).

Mexican Drug Cartels Are Worse Than ISILcited in:

Los carteles narcotraficantes mexicanos son peores que el Estado Islámico.” RT Actualidad, 21 October 2014.

Haltiwanger, John. “The Mexican Drug War Has Killed More Americans Than ISIS or Ebola Ever Could.Elite Daily, 21 October 2014.

Huck, Peter. “The Heart of Darkness of Mexico’s Drug War.New Zealand Herald, 21 March 2015.

Paulmarthoz, Jean. “La danse macabre des caciques et des califes.” Le Soir, 10 November 2014.

Porter, Tom. “Figures Show That Mexican Drug Cartels Eclipse ISIS in Violence.” International Business Times, 24 October 2014.

Pugliese, David. “Are Mexican Drug Cartels Worse Than ISIL?” Ottawa Citizen, 17 November 2014.

Schut, Bart. “Mexicaanse drugskartels: erger dan IS.” Jalta, 15 November 2014.

Sullivan, Andrew. “ISIS on the Rio Grande?The Dish, 29 October 2014.

Wilson, Michael. “Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Violence in Mexico.” Buzzfeed, 27 October 2014.

By Hyping ISIL Threat, U.S. is Falling into Group’s Trap” cited in:

Webb, Brandon with Jack Murphy & Peter Nealen. The ISIS Solution: How Unconventional Thinking and Special Operations Can Eliminate Radical Islam. St. Martin’s Press, 2014 (see note 33).

Research on failed efforts to support Syrian rebels cited in:

Lenz, Devin. “Syrian Rebels in Dire Need of Support.” Duluth News Tribune, 26 January 2016.

Israel, Not Hamas, Orchestrated the Latest Conflict in Gaza” cited in:

Husein, Harun. “Alasan Ini yang Jadikan Israel Serang Jalur Gaza. Republika Online, 12 August 2014.

Vion-Dury, Philippe. “Le Hamas responsable de la mort des trois ados israéliens ? Plus si sûr.” Rue 89, 27 July 2014.

Zavadski, Katie. “It Turns Out Hamas May Not Have Kidnapped and Killed the 3 Israeli Teens After All.” New York Magazine, 25 July 2014.

The Ill-Considered Debate About Dronescited in:

Saeed, Sana. “6 Victims of US Drone Attacks The Government Thinks Aren’t Really Worth Talking About.” Buzzfeed, 16 January 2014.

The Endgame in Syria/ Ending the Games in Syria” cited in:

Hirthler, Jason. The Sins of Empire: Unmasking American Imperialism. CreateSpace, 2015 (see page 70).

 

Interviews: Print

2/26/2016 interviewed by Britain Eakin for Courthouse News, Cruz Bill Takes Aim at Muslim Brotherhood.”
12/13/2015
interviewed by Cecily Hillary for Voice of America, Experts Mull Options for Dealing with I.S.
9/21/2015
quoted in Newsmax article, “CAIR Official on Carson: ‘Most Anti-American Statement I’ve Ever Heard,” by Joe Schaeffer. 
6/11/2015
interviewed by Chantal Valery  for Agence France-Presse (AFP) articles, “La policía de EEUU, cuestionada por múltiples casos de agresiones a negros” & “Etats-Unis: avec la multiplication des bavures, le pays a mal à sa police
4/23/2015
interviewed by Jordan Olmstead for Your Middle East article, “What Iraqi and Western leaders are neglecting in the fight against ISIL.”
3/11/2015
interviewed by Sarah Olsson for the Swedish newspaper Fria Tidningnar, “Pressade terrorgrupper ingår allians
12/22/2014
interviewed by Sarah Olsson for the Swedish newspaper Fria Tidningnar, “Forskare: IS spelar på Västs paranoida rädsla
10/4/2014
interviewed by Cecily Hilleary for Voice of America, The ISIS/ISIL Debate: What’s in a Name?
9/8/2013 interviewed by Bill Hess for The Sierra Vista Herald, “Protesters find support in Bisbee.”
7/9/2013 interviewed by David Bryne for Global Times article, “US seeks to arm Syrian rebels through repeating chemical weapons fairy tale.
5/5/2013 interviewed by Bassem Aly for Al-Ahram article, “You fight alone: The Middle East’s coming proxy war.”
4/1/2013 interviewed by Cecily Hilleary for Voice of America
3/27/2013 interviewed by Adam Hendengen for Your Middle East

 

Interviews: Television

9/21/2015 interviewed on Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson’s remarks about Islam and the Constitution on “The Hard Line w/ Ed Berliner,” Newsmax TV.
7/26/2015 interviewed about the New America Foundation report on right-wing terror on “The Deen Show” w/ Eddie Redzovic
5/13/2015 interviewed about Pamela Gellar and attacks in Garland, TX on “The Hard Line w/ Ed Berliner,” Newsmax TV.
3/26/2015 interviewed about the crisis in Yemen on RT America newscast; 1PM MST
11/14/2014
 interviewed about Al-Jazeera article, “Obama Must Abandon Failed Strategies in Syria and Ukraine” on RT (Russia Today) newscast; 2pm MST

 

Interviews: Radio

3/27/2016 “No Lies Radio” w/ Dr. Kevin Barret (KPFK 90.7FM: Los Angeles, CA): On the 2016 election, Clinton v. Trump 
1/11/2016
“The John McComb Show” w/ John McComb (CKNW 980: Vancouver, Canada): On the Oregon standoff and the definition of terrorism.
1/6/2016
“Prime Talk” w/ Hassen Seria (Radio 786: Cape Town, South Africa): On heightened tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran following the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
5/27/2015
“News, Reviews, Analysis” w/ Tashreeq Truebody (Radio 786: Cape Town, South Africa): On how U.S. allies in Saudi Arabia and Turkey contributed to the rise of ISIS.
5/24/2015 “Let Your Voice Be Heard” w/ Selena Hill (WHCR 90.3: NYC, New York): On how U.S. policies contributed to the rise of ISIS
3/29/2015 
“Let Your Voice Be Heard” w/ Selena Hill (WHCR 90.3: NYC, New York): On the crisis in Yemen and the Saudi intervention
3/18/2015
“Prime Talk” w/ Hassen Seria (Radio 786: Cape Town, South Africa): On the Syrian Uprising’s 4th Anniversary
2/26/2015 “The Scott Horton Show” w/ Scott Horton (KPFK 90.7FM: Los Angeles, CA): On ISIS strategic logic (II)
10/2/2014 “The Scott Horton Show” w/ Scott Horton (KPFK 90.7FM: Los Angeles, CA): On ISIS’ strategic logic
6/2/2014
“News, Reviews, Analysis” w/ Tashreeq Truebody (Radio 786: Cape Town, South Africa): On the presidential elections in Syria
5/20/2014 “American Edition” w/ Crystal Park (Voice of Russia): On the removal of Syria’s chemical weapons and the trajectory of the conflict
4/5/2014 “Erskine Overnight” w/ Erskine (KFNN: Phoenix, AZ): The Erdogan Administration’s leaked plans for intervention in Syria
3/5/2014
“Prime Talk” w/ Hassen Seria (Radio 786: Cape Town, South Africa): On the revolutions in Venezuela, Ukraine and the Middle East.
2/24/2014
“News & Views” w/ Mehran Derakhshandeh (Iran English Radio, Tehran): On the dissolution of Egypt’s interim government and the future of democracy in Egypt.
2/5/2014
“Prime Talk” w/ Hassen Seria (Radio 786: Cape Town, South Africa): On the Geneva II peace conference on Syria.
1/27/2014
“News & Views” w/ Mehran Derakhshandeh (Iran English Radio, Tehran): On the Geneva II peace conference on Syria.  
12/7/2013
“The Mike Feder Show” w/ Mike Feder (Sirius XM 127): On the efficacy of the U.S. drone program
10/2/2013 “News & Views” w/ Mehran Derakhshandeh (Iran English Radio, Tehran): On Israeli settlement expansion and the Israel-Palestine Peace Process
9/17/2013 “American Edition” w/ Crystal Parks (Voice of Russia): On the U.N inquiry into the Ghouta chemical attacks in Syria
9/17/2013 “News & Views” w/ Mehran Derakhshandeh (Iran English Radio, Tehran): On the prospects of a U.S. strike on Syria
9/16/2013 “Stonybrook Radio” w/ Morton Mecklosky (WUSB: Long Island, NY): On the prospects of a U.S. strike on Syria
9/11/2013 “The Morning Mix” w/ Anthony Fest (KPFA: San Francisco, CA):  On the prospects of a U.S. strike on Syria
9/11/2013 “American Edition” w/ Rob Sachs (Voice of Russia): On the prospects of a U.S. strike on Syria
9/9/2013 “Flashpoints” w/Kevin Pena  (KPFA: Berkley, CA): On the prospects of a U.S. strike on Syria
9/8/2013 “Erskine Overnight” w/ Erskine (KFNN: Phoenix, AZ): On the prospects of a U.S. strike on Syria
9/4/2013 “Arab Voices” w/  Said Fattouh (KPFT: Houston, TX): On the chemical-weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria
9/4/2013 “Up Front” w/ Brian Edwards-Tiekert (KPFA: Berkley, CA): On the chemical-weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria
9/3/2013 “Uprising Radio” w/ Sonali Kolhatkar (KPFK: Los Angeles, CA): On the chemical-weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria
9/2/2013 “Flashpoints” w/ Kevin Pena (KPFA: Berkley, CA): On the chemical-weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria; on the political turmoil in Egypt. 
9/2/2013 “This Morning” w/ Emily Crooks (Nationwide Radio, Jamaica): On the chemical-weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria
9/1/2013 “Progressive News Talk” w/ Pat Thurston (KGO: San Francisco, CA): On the chemical-weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria
8/31/2013 “Sounds of Dissent” w/ John Grebe (WZBC: Boston, MA): On the chemical-weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria
8/30/2013 “Hard Knock Radio” w/ Anita Johnson (KPFA: Berkley, CA): On the chemical-weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria
8/29/2013 “Cliff Kelley Show” w/ Cliff Kelley (WVON: Chicago, IL): On the chemical-weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria

Featured In: Policy Forums

Mexican Drug Cartels Are Worse Than ISIL” cited in:

Gusterson, Hugh. “ISIS vs. Ebola.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 23 October 2014.

José, Coleen. “What the U.S. Should Be Fighting Instead of ISIS.” PolicyMic, 5 November 2014.

Syria Contextualized: The Numbers Game” cited in:

“United States Policy Towards Syria.U.S. Department of State, 1 November 2013.

United States Policy Towards the Middle East.U.S. Department of State, 9 July 2013.

3/15/2017 “The Democratic Party is Facing a Demographic Crisis” featured by the College Republican National Committee.
5/1/2015
“The Iran Nuclear Threat is a Myth” featured in Just Security weekly news roundup.
3/24/2015 “Netanyahu’s Politics of Fear Have Worked” featured in CTBTO Preparatory Commission news roundup
3/14/2015 “CIA Drone Campaign Demonstrates Need for Greater Oversight, Accountability” featured by CAGE.
1/6/2015
“President Obama, Normalize Relations with Iran” featured in CTBTO Preparatory Commission news roundup
10/21/2014 “Mexican Drug Cartels Are Worse Than ISIL,” featured by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute.
10/21/2014 “Mexican Drug Cartels Are Worse Than ISIL,” featured by Truthdig.
8/19/2014
“Is Hamas Really to Blame for the Conflict in Gaza” featured by Hong Kong’s The Glocal.
8/18/2014 “The Myth and Reality of Sectarianism in Iraq” featured in The Daily Brief for Iraq Oil Report.
12/3/2013 “The Ill-Considered Debate on Drones” featured by the New America Foundation.
8/14/2013 “The Next Phase of the Egyptian Revolution” featured in a dossier on Islamic States by Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education
8/8/2013 “The Next Phase of the Egyptian Revolution” featured in news bulletin by The Observatory on Militarization (IMI)
7/29/2013 “Al-Qaeda’s Renaissance: The Arab Spring & the New Mujahadeen,” featured in a dossier on Terrorism by Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education.
7/27/2013 “Al-Qaeda’s Renaissance: The Arab Spring & the New Mujahadeen,” featured in From the Potomac to the Euphrates, by the US Council on Foreign Relations
12/5/2012 “Watch the Thrones: The Arab Spring’s Third Wave,” featured in a dossier on The Middle East & Maghreb by Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education.

Foreign Policy, ‘Democracy Lab’

4/14/2014 “Can Libya Stay Together?”
3/3/2014 “Collapse of the Syrian Opposition: Disaster or Opportunity?”
3/4/2013 “Is Authoritarianism Anti-Democratic?”

Real Clear World

3/3/2017 “The Democratic Party is Facing a Demographic Crisis”
8/13/2015
“How America Failed Afghan Women”
6/4/2015 “The Case for an Unprincipled Foreign Policy”
3/10/2015 “Why We Reject Facts and Embrace Conflict”
1/6/2015 “President Obama, Normalize Relations with Iran”
10/26/2014
“Mexican Drug Cartels Are Worse Than ISIL”
4/8/2014 “Can Libya Stay Together?”

War on the Rocks

6/5/2015 “The Case for an Unprincipled Foreign Policy”
10/24/2014 “Mexican Drug Cartels Are Worse Than ISIL”

War in Context

12/9/2015 “To Defeat ISIS, Embrace Refugees”
8/13/2015
“How America Failed Afghan Women”
6/2/2015 “The Case for an Unprincipled Foreign Policy”
3/17/2015 “The Islamic State’s Supposed Theology”
9/23/2014 “Airstrikes in Syria: A Decisive Blow or an Ominous Precedent?”
7/22/2014 “Israel, Not Hamas, Orchestrated the Latest Round of Conflict”

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