November 11, 2016
Uma Mencia Uranga is graduate student in the MAAS program, but outside of her academic career she is a professional endurance horse racer. Read her story here.
September 20, 2016
MAAS student Agathe Christien ('18) writes for the Journal of Terrorism Research about the Islamic State's use of youth representations to attract Western recruits and to establish its state-building project.
July 29, 2016
MAAS alum Jill Ricotta (2016) writes for the Washington Quarterly about the precarious state of Arab Shi'a resulting from escalating Shia-Sunni tensions and the breakdown of Iran-Saudi Arabia relations.
July 19, 2016
MAAS student Zoya Waliany ('17) writes for Muftah on the media's failure to discuss ISIS' Muslim victims
June 17, 2016
"No longer simply a military tactic to subdue opponents, sieges have also become a profitable enterprise, encompassing a complex web of businessmen, traders and armed actors, each of whom benefit at the expense of besieged civilians," writes 2016 MAAS alum Will Todman for the Middle East Institute. Toddman's MA thesis explored reasons for the ongoing use of sieges in the Syrian conflict.
May 13, 2016
MAAS student Timothy Loh ('16) examines the effect of technology on forced displacement for Gnovis: A Journal of Communication, Culture, and Technology.
May 5, 2016
MAAS student Kristina Bogos ('17) writes for Quartz about the implications of US weapons trade
February 17, 2016
Noga Malkin (MAAS '15) writes for the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development about the the unintended effects of participatory approaches to refugee assistance based on her ethnographic research in Turkey.
January 20, 2016
MAAS student Michael Brill writes for Foreign Affairs, debunking myths about the origin of ISIS.
December 11, 2015
MAAS student Jill Ricotta won the International Affairs Forum Student Writing Competition for her article on the future of Iraq after a successful P5+1 deal on Iran's nuclear program.