Ora Szekely



Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars. (With Jessica Trisko Darden and Alexis Henshaw.) (2019). Georgetown University Press.

The Politics of Militant Group Survival in the Middle East: Resources, Relationships, and Resistance. (2016). Palgrave Macmillan.


“Fighting About Women: Ideologies of Gender in the Syrian Civil War.” Forthcoming, Journal of Global Security Studies.

“Proto-state Realignment and the Arab Spring.”  (2016) Middle East Policy (23)1: 75-91. 

“Doing Well by Doing Good: Understanding Hamas’ social services as political advertising.” (2015)  Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (38) 4.

“A Friend in Need: The Impact of the Syrian Civil War on Syria’s Clients” (2014). Foreign Policy Analysis 

“Gender Ideology and Forms of Contentious Mobilization in the Middle East” (with Victor Asal, Richard Legault and Jonathan Wilkenfeld) (2013). Journal of Peace Research, (50) 4.

“Hezbollah’s Survival: Resources and Relationships.” (2012) Middle East Policy, Vol. XIX, No. 4, Winter .

Chapters, etc

 “Lessons from Lebanon: The Costs of Avoiding Transitional Justice” Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring, Robert Stewart and Kirsten Fisher, eds.  (Routledge, 2013)


Other writing

The Cracks in ISIS’s Business Plan are Starting to Show (Reuters)

Warfare Isn’t Just a Man’s Game Anymore (the Monkey Cage)

Gender Inclusiveness and  Choosing Nonviolence (Lawfare)

What’s Next  for the Asad Regime’s Nonstate Clients? (the Monkey Cage)

Seriously Thinking About Syria (Political Violence at a Glance)

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