2013 study from Princeton and NYU on the nature of political revolutions and the possibility that such upheaval in many countries is a singular event, unlikely to be followed by more.
Roundup of recent studies that bring a scholarly, data-driven lens to questions around the Arab Spring.
2012 Pew Research Center report on attitudes in the Muslim world on government, democracy, religion and equality.
2012 study by the United States Institute of Peace on the role of Twitter in the Arab Spring uprisings.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on aid amounts from the U.S. government to Israel, history and trends.
2012 report from the University of North Carolina on the nature and number of U.S. terrorism incidents and convictions.
2012 United Nations panel report on human rights violations by the Syrian government and military.
2011 report from the Congressional Research Service on background issues relating to sanctions on Iran.
2011 study by the World Bank Economic Review on the contribution of inequality of opportunity to earnings inequality over time.
2011 paper correlates incidences of social unrest (as identified by news reports) with the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) global food price index between 2004 and 2011.
2011 article in International Security on distinctions between Muslim foreign fighters and terrorists, and related policy implications.
2011 study by the Dubai School of Government on social networking access and usage during the region’s 2011 democracy movements.
2007 study by the Dubai School of Government on deep jobless problems among young adults in Syria.
2010 paper by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University on frameworks for evaluating activism in the Internet age, particularly in repressive environments.
Study by the Cairo-based Economic Research Forum on development patterns and economic challenges in the Arab world