Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“US Security Assistance in Jordan: Militarized Politics and Elusive Metrics,” in Security Assistance in the Middle East: Challenges and the Need for Change, eds. Bob Springborg and Hicham Alaoui (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2023), 211-230.

“Mobilization without Movement: Opposition and Youth Activism in Jordan,” in Struggles for Political Change in the Arab World: Regimes, Oppositions, and External Actors after the Spring, eds. Lisa Blaydes, Amr Hamzawy, and Hesham Sallam (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2022), 148-174.

“Authoritarianism Reconfigured: Evolving Forms of Political Control,” in The Political Science of the Middle East: Theory and Research since the Arab Uprisings, eds. Marc Lynch, Jillian Schwedler, and Sean Yom (New York: Oxford University Press, 2022), 35-61. (Chapter co-authored with André Bank, Eva Bellin, Michael Herb, Lisa Wedeen, and Saloua Zerhouni)

“Roles, Identity, and Security: Foreign Policy Contestation in Monarchical Kuwait,” European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 26, No. 2 (June 2020): 569-593.

“US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Logic of Hegemonic Retreat,” Global Policy Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1 (February 2020): 75-83.

“Bread, Fear, and Coalitional Politics in Jordan: From Tribal Origins to Neoliberal Narrowing,” in Economic Shocks and Authoritarian Stability: Duration, Financial Control, and Institutions, ed. Victor Shih (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2020), 210-235.

“Political Dynamics in the MENA Region: Democracy, Authoritarianism, and History,” and “The Context of Political Life: Geography, Economics, and Social Forces,” in The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa: Development, Democracy, and Dictatorship, ed. Sean Yom (London: Routledge, 2020), 1-38 and 39-78.

“Bringing Society Back In,” and “The Youth Generation: Education and Transition,” in The Societies of the Middle East and North Africa: Structures, Vulnerabilities, and Forces, ed. Sean Yom (London: Routledge, 2019), 1-32 and 307-346.

“Analytic Transparency, Radical Honesty, and Strategic Incentives,” PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 51, No. 3 (April 2018): 416-421.

“Regimes, Identities, and Regional Order: Kuwait, Qatar, and the Gulf Cooperation Council,” Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Vol. 14, No. 1 (2018): 67-94.

“Jordan and Morocco: The Palace Gambit,” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 28, No. 2 (April 2017): 132-146.

“Comparative Politics and Area Specialization: The Hidden Costs of Analytic Transparency,” Chinese Political Science Review, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Fall 2016): 489-505.

“Understanding the Arab Spring: One Region, Several Puzzles, and Many Explanations,” Government and Opposition, Vol. 50, No. 4 (October 2015), pp. 682-704.

“The New Landscape of Jordanian Politics: Social Opposition, Fiscal Crisis, and the Arab Spring,” British Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 42, No. 3 (Spring 2015): 284-300.

“From Methodology to Practice: Inductive Iteration in Comparative Research,” Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 48, No. 5 (April 2015): 616-644. Winner of 2016 GIGA Prize for Comparative Area Studies.

“Authoritarian Monarchies as an Epistemic Community: Diffusion, Repression, and Survival during the Arab Spring,” Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Vol. 10, No. 1 (2014): 43-62.

“Tribal Politics in Contemporary Jordan: The Case of the Hirak Movement,” The Middle East Journal, Vol. 68, No. 1 (Spring 2014): 229-247.

“Jordan: The Ruse of Reform,” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 24, No. 3 (July 2013): 127-139.  Reprinted in Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World, eds. Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), 351-363.

“Resilient Royals: How Arab Monarchies Hang On,” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 23, No. 4 (October 2012): 74-88 (with F. Gregory Gause III).  Reprinted in Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World, eds. Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), 112-127.

“Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, ed. Rick Valelly (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).  Revised 2015.

“Oil, Coalitions, and Regime Durability: The Origins and Persistence of Popular Rentierism in Kuwait,” Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 46, No. 2 (June 2011): 217-241.

“Washington in the Mideast: A Doctrine, A Dilemma, and Durable Despotism,” in Democratic Peace in Theory and Practice, ed. Steven W. Hook (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2010), 198-221.

“Jordan: Ten More Years of Autocracy,” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 20, No. 4 (October 2009): 151-166.

“The International Dimensions of Authoritarian Regime Stability: Jordan in the Post-Cold War Era,” Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Winter 2007-8): 39-60.

“Understanding the Durability of Authoritarianism in the Middle East,” Arab Studies Journal, Vols. 13-14, Nos. 2,1 (Fall 2005/Spring 2006): 227-233.

“Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab World: Critical Views from the Middle East,” Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Winter 2005): 14-33.

“The Endurance of Autocracy: Explaining Stable Authoritarianism in Arab States,” Global Development Studies, Vol. 3, Nos. 3-4 (Spring 2004): 23-56.

“Islam and Globalization: Secularism, Religion, and Radicalism,” Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Autumn 2002): 84-109.  Reprinted in Challenges of Globalization: New Trends in International Politics and Society, eds. Alfred Pfaller and Marika Lerch (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2005), 27-46.