Articles & Chapters

“A Nation of Bureaucrats: Political Participation and Economic Diversification in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates,” 2009, International Journal of Middle East Studies,” 41, no. 3 (August), 375-395

“Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates,” in Politics and Society of the Contemporary Middle East,” edited by Michelle Penner Angrist. 2012, 2nd edition (first edition 2010). Boulder: Lynne Reinner.

“Kuwait: Parliamentary Politics and Obstacles to Democracy.” 2008. In Political Liberalization in the Persian Gulf. Ed. Joshua Teitelbaum. New York: Columbia University Press.

No Representation without Taxation? Rents, Development and Democracy,” 2005, Comparative Politics 37, no.3 (April): 297-317.

“Princes and Parliaments in the Arab World.” 2004. Middle East Journal. 58, no. 3 (Summer): 367-384.

“Taxation and Representation,” 2003, Studies in Comparative International Development, 38, no. 3 (Fall): 3-31.

Emirs and Parliaments in the Gulf.” 2002. Journal of Democracy. 13, no. 4 (October): 41-47.

Iran and the Shi’a of the Arab States of the Gulf.” 1999. In Ethnic Conflict and International Politics in the Middle East, edited by Leonard Binder. University Press of Florida.

Short Pieces

The Saudi Succession and Challenges Facing the Kingdom,” Expert Analysis, NOREF Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, August 2014.

Kuwait’s Endless Elections: The Opposition in Retreat,” Policy Brief, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), September 2013.

A Respite In Kuwait?” Middle East Channel,, 21 December 2012

Monarchism Matters” Middle East Channel,, 26 November 2012

Parliaments in the Gulf Monarchies: A Long Way from Democracy,” 2004. Arab Reform Bulletin, 2, no. 10: 7-8.