Select Publications



  • Global Jihad: A Brief History, under review at Stanford University Press
  • The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State, Santa Monica: RAND, 2005.  Link
  • Building a Successful Palestinian State, Santa Monica: RAND, 2005.  Link
  • Building a Palestinian State: the Incomplete Revolution, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1997.  Link

Journal Articles

  • “Homogenizing Trends in Islam under Globalization: Revisiting Clifford Geertz,” in progress
  • “The Four Waves of Global Jihad, 1979-2017,” Middle East Policy 24:3 (Fall 2017).  Link
  • “Syria’s Long Civil War,” in Current History 111:749 (December 2012). Link   PDF
  • “The Battle for Iraq: Islamic Insurgencies in Comparative Perspective,” Third World Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 2 (2007).  Link
  • “Being Yasir Arafat: A Portrait of Palestine’s President,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 82, No. 6 (November/December 2003).  Link
  • “Israel and the Palestinians: The Bitter Fruits of Hegemonic Peace,” Current History Vol. 100, No. 642 (January 2001).  Link
  • “Defensive Democratization in Jordan,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 30, No. 3 (August 1998).  Link
  • “Elite Cohesion, Regime Succession and Political Instability in Syria,” Middle East Policy, Vol. V, No. 4 (January 1998).  Link
  • “The Politics of Legal Reform in Palestine,” Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Autumn 1997).  Link
  • “Can Islamists Be Democrats? The Case of Jordan,” The Middle East Journal, Vol. 51, No. 3 (Summer 1997).  Link
  • “The Role of the Professional Middle Class in the Mobilization of Palestinian Society: The Medical and Agricultural Committees.” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 25, No. 2 (May 1993). Link

Book Chapters

  • “The Death of the Two State Solution and the Revival of Palestinian Municipalities” in Robert O. Freedman, ed., Israel Under Netanyahu, New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2019.  Link
  • “US Strategy Toward Iran: Confrontation or Grand Bargain?” in William H. Natter III and Jason Brooks, eds., American Strategy and Purpose: Reflections on Foreign Policy and National Security in an Era of Change, Lexington MA: Council for Emerging National Security Affairs, 2014.  Link
  • “The Middle East and North Africa,” in Masamichi Sasaki, et al, eds., Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014.  Link
  • “Jihadi Information Strategy: Sources, Opportunities, and Vulnerabilities” in John Arquilla and Douglas Borer, eds., Information Strategy and Warfare: A Guide to Theory and Practice. New York and London: Routledge series on Contemporary Security Studies, 2007.  Link
  • “Hamas as Social Movement” in Quintan Wiktorowicz, ed., Social Movement Theory and Islamic Fundamentalism, Indiana University Press, 2003.  Link  PDF
  • “The Palestinian ‘Intifada’ Revolt” in Jack A. Goldstone, Revolutions: Theoretical, Comparative and Historical Studies. Thomson-Wadsworth, 3rd Edition, 2003. Link
  • “Islamists under Liberalization in Jordan” in Ahmad S. Moussalli, ed., Islamic Fundamentalism: Myths and Realities, London: Ithaca Press, 1998.  Link