new article on the UN and religious repression

I have a new article in the Journal of Church and State . I analyze the relationship between states’ activity in the UN Human Rights Council and their domestic religious repression and find they’re connected. I argue this is because states can use their activity on the council to deflect criticism of their rights record, with religious repression […]

new media appearance

I appeared on WCAX this week, discussing the current state of US-Saudi relations in light of the apparent murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi.

new Washington Post article

I have an article today in the Washington Post’s Monkeycage feature, analyzing the recent deal between Russia and Turkey over Syria. I argue this represents an attempt at great power management, which may signal a new model for regional order.

new media appearance

I was back on WCAX last night, discussing President Trump’s statements at the UN General Assembly meeting. We talked about his foreign policy approach, and specific policies on Iran and Israel. You can watch here.

local and national media appearances

I’ve had two media appearances recently. I talked with a reporter from the Religion News Service for an article on an international religious freedom summit the Trump Administration recently held. And I returned to Burlington, VT TV station WCAX to discuss the Trump Administration’s recent imposition of sanctions on Iran.

new media appearance

I was quoted in this article from Religion News Service, about a major international religious freedom gathering that happened last week. I used to work with many of the groups involved, and was a little concerned about the effectiveness of the gathering.

new media appearances and policy report

I was on WCAX, Vermont’s CBS affiliate, twice recently to discuss the US airstrikes against Syria. I appeared on a segment immediately after the strikes, and came back a few days later to discuss their effects with their anchor. We watch WCAX at home, so it was great to be able to contribute to Vermonters’ […]

new article on Pakistan

I have an op-ed in The Globe Post on Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. I discuss how these laws are used to target Christians and other religious minorities, and how the international community can engage with potential reformers.

book on Islam and counterterrorism now out in paperback

My book on Islam and counterterrorism, published by Cambridge University Press, is now out in paperback. This makes it a lot more affordable for anyone who was interested, but was turned off by the $80 hardcover price.

new VT media appearance

I spoke with VT Digger yesterday about an effort by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (in cooperation with Senators Mike Lee and Chris Murphy) to increase accountability over US involvement in Yemen. VT Digger does great, in-depth reporting on Vermont issues so I was excited to contribute to one of their stories.