I am a PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews, where I am writing a thesis entitled "From Jihad-Making to State-Building: Assessing and Explaining Governance by Salafi-Jihadist Insurgents". The aim of my research project is to determine whether there is a specific model of Salafi-Jihadist insurgent governance, which differences and similarities it displays with non-Salafi-Jihadist insurgent governance, and what is the relationship between ideology and governance in the case of Salafi-Jihadist insurgent groups.
My doctoral research is funded by the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews.
My areas of research are rebel governance, Salafi-Jihadism, political Islam, Civil Wars, and Middle Eastern Politics - with a special focus on Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.
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