Middle East Ser
Middle East Program
Number 97 ■ September 2008
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About the Author
Christopher Boucek is an associate in the Carnegie Middle East Program, where his re-
search focuses on regional security challenges.
Before joining the Carnegie Endowment, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton
University and lecturer in Politics at the Woodrow Wilson School. He was also previously
a media analyst at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., and worked
for several years at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in
London, where he remains an associate fellow. From 2003 to 2005, he was a security editor
with Jane’s Information Group.
Boucek has written widely on the Middle East, Central Asia, and terrorism for a variety of
publications including the Washington Post, CTC Sentinel, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Journal
of Libyan Studies, Strategic Insights, and Terrorism Monito