Hi! I’m a political scientist studying civil-military relations and international security in North Africa and the Middle East. My current research focuses on the role of the military in protest response, public trust in the army, and foreign military assistance. I also work on terrorism and extremist violence. At Princeton, I teach in the School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Politics. I’m the proud husband of Liz Nugent and father of two girls.
Review of The Contemporary Middle East in an Age of Upheaval ed. by James L. Gelvin. The Middle East Journal 76, no. 2 (2022): 289-290. PDF
Tunisia’s president launched a political crisis. Is it a coup?, Washington Post, July 29, 2021. PDF
Islamism in Civil War, APSA MENA Politics Newsletter 3(1), Spring 2020. PDF
Public Trust in Arab Armies, Sada, Carnegie Middle East Center, Oct. 1, 2018. PDF عربي