Publications

Papers:

Networks, Social Capital and Social Liability: The Case of Pakistani ISI, the Taliban, and the War Against Terrorism

Religiously Motivated Violence in North and West Africa (E.g., Nigeria and Egypt):  A Forensic Sociology Perspective

Honor killing in the Muslim world – from Social Capital to Social Liability

Tribal Values and Norms in Mongolia and their Effect on Women’s Status

The Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen and the Potential Muslim Spring:  A Social Network Analysis of the Middle East and its Effect on the Muslim World

Muslims in Predominantly Christian Societies:  A Comparative study of Germany, The Netherlands, and Russia

State borders vs. Cultural Historical and Religious Social Networks:  The Case of Turkish Kurds’ Struggle for Self Determination

What Does the Past Tell Us About the Future of Syria and Egypt: A Social Structural Approach

The Changing Social Structure in Bangladesh – Minorities within Minorities

The Changing Social Structure in Syria – Is Democracy Possible?

Current Social Changes and the Effect of the Islamist Government in Contemporary Egypt Turkey and the United Arab Emirates – Law or Social Networks?

Forensic Sociology:  Analyzing Social Networks in the Muslim-World for Asylum Immigration Cases

Bangladesh and Indonesia:  A Comparative Study Between East and West

Socio-Political Forces for the Understating of Current Changes in Afghanistan and their Effect on Internal Islamic Conservatism

Contemporary Pakistan:  Social Challenges and the Rise of Talibanism

Gays from the Muslim World and Immigration to the United States

Networks of Terror:  Lebanon 1980-2007

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Immigration to the Unites States

Are Strong Ties Indeed Strong:  The Case of Family Norms in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Christians in Predominantly Muslim Societies:  A Comparative Study of Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Sari-Lanka, and Egypt (with Deborah Rohan Schluetter)

The Global Emergence of Female Peacemakers:  How Women Worldwide are Impacting their Nations’ Course Toward War or Peace (with Deborah Rohan Schlueter)

Muslim Norms and U.S. Asylum:  The Case of Immigrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Iran

Honor Killing in Muslim Societies and their Effect on Immigration to the US:  A Network Approach Using the Cases of Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, and Gulf States

Saudi Arabia – Between Islamism and Arabism

The Paradigmatic Clash:  Rationality and Ideology in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

Engineering Social Capital in the Middle East:  The Critical Role of Trust

The War in Iraq and the Internal Social Ramifications for the Middle East

Is trust really social capital? (with Marloes Bakker, Roger Th.A.J. Leenders, Jan Kratzer and Jo M.L.Van Engelen)

Embedding Social Structure in Technological Infrastructure:  Constructing Regional Social Capital for a Sustainable Peace in the Middle East (with Amy J. Stein)

Books:

The Alliance? Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan 2013

Religious Extremism in the Muslim World: Honor Killings and Blasphemy 2013

Islam in West Africa 2013

One Land Two Stories
with Amin Kazak
Livingston Publishing House, New-York, London, Amsterdam, 2012

Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan Today
Livingston Publishing House, New-York, London, Amsterdam, 2011

Gays of the Muslim World: LPH Publishing
Livingston Publishing House, New-York, London, Amsterdam, 2011

The Search for Israeli-Arab Peace: Learning from the Past and Building Trust
withJoseph Ginat and Edwin G. Corr
Sussex Academic Press, 2007

Social Capital of Organizations Research in the Sociology of Organizations (RSO)
with Roger Th. A. J. Leenders
JIA Press, 2001

People of the Arab World and People of the Muslim World
2009

The Search for Israeli-Arab Peace: Learning from the Past and Building Trust
withJoseph Ginat and Edwin G. Corr
Sussex Academic Press, 2007

Published Analysis in Media:

“Why We Should Worry about Egypt”
The Denver Post, 2011

“So Far Much Better:  Palestinians Find they are Steadily Making Progress”
Rocky Mountain News, 2005

“Gaza Withdrawal:  Heartbreaking – but Worth the Risk”
Intermountain Jewish News, 2005

“How Israelis and Palestinians are Working Together”
Intermountain Jewish News, 2004

“Threats to Take-Out Arafat Have Backfired on Israelis”
Rocky Mountain News, 2003

“Mapping Peace:  Unforeseeable Consequence Await Region, if Israelis and Palestinians can’t Strike a Deal”
Rocky Mountain News, 2002

“Arafat, Sharon must act now for peace”
Rocky Mountain News, 2001

“Middle East in Dire Need of Powell Plan”
Rocky Mountain News, 2001

Book Chapter Manuscripts:

“Muslim Immigration to the United States Following September 11”

“Apostasy in the Muslim World and its Effect on Muslim Immigration to the United States”

“Christians in Predominantly Muslim Societies:  The Case of Coptic Christians in Egypt and Christians in Indonesia”

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