Based on three years of research in Rio de Janeiro, Postdoctoral Fellow Nicholas Barnes explores the replacement of state authority with the criminal violence of drug trafficking gangs in favelas (impoverished informal neighborhoods).
Postdoctoral Fellow Ali Kadivar examines unarmed collective violence by civilian forces and democratization in a recent article in the American Sociological Associations' journal, Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.
Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghli draws on her research interviews with members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to argue that President Trump's decision to throw out the Iran Deal will permanently destroy any trust the country's citizens once had in the U.S.
Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghli comments on the differing views of Iran's military commander, General Qassem Soleimani. "Within their ranks, they call the Iran-Iraq war a World War III that no one in the world recognizes.”
Nina Tannenwald's research is cited in an article on the history of world leaders avoiding using nuclear weapons since World War II, saying "powerful revulsion associated with nuclear weapons had played a role in inhibiting their use."
Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghli in Jacobin Magazine, "At the moment, the protests are leaderless, and the slogans vary from demands for economic equity to the freedom of political prisoners to the overthrow of the supreme leader to the downfall of the entire regime."
Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghli explains how "media outlet backed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seek[s] to reinforce the narrative of the supreme leader above the politics of Iran."
Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghli in Al-Monitor, "The new wave of nationalist sentiment is neither happenstance nor the sole result of outside threats such as the Islamic State, the rhetoric of US President Donald Trump or the heated rivalry with Saudi Arabia.
Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghli in Al Monitor, "If it becomes indefinite — which could very much be the case given the absence of diplomatic relations between Iran and the United States — Travel Ban 3.0 will have severe consequences for the Iranian American community."
Postdoc Fellow Narges Bajoghli in Al Monitor, "During both the February 2016 parliamentary elections as well as the city and village council elections of May 2017, women won an unprecedented number of seats.
Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghli in Al Monitor, "When the news of the chemical attack in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun came in on April 4, Ali texted his close friend Taghi to come over after work."
Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "With a barrage of insults and threats, President Trump has begun the process of turning Mexico against us. This could bring the United States something it has never had: an unfriendly country on our border. "
Narges Bajoghli in Al-Monitor, "American universities have been quick to respond. Presidents from the United States’ leading colleges and universities have individually and jointly sent letters to Trump, including a widely publicized letter from 47 university presidents stressing that the executive order threatens American higher education."
Narges Bajoghli in Al-Monitor, "Iran has long been a leader in the Middle East on treating infertility, with nearly 100 clinics nationwide that serve not only Iranian couples, but also couples from neighboring states who come to take advantage of the country’s open stance toward such treatments."