2013 study from Princeton and NYU on the nature of political revolutions and the possibility that upheaval can be a singular event, unlikely to be followed by more.
2012 Pew Research Center report evaluated changing views of individuals in Muslim countries regarding government, equality and the effects of the Arab Spring
2012 study by the United States Institute of Peace on the role of Twitter in the Arab Spring uprisings, including those in Bahrain, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.
2012 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the effects of social networks in the 2011 uprising in Egypt.
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 global food price index.
2011 study by the Dubai School of Government on social networking access and usage during the region's 2011 democracy movements.