Research and Publications

Research Papers

Kyle Rittenhouse and the Shared Meme Networks of the Armed American Far-Right: An Analysis of of the Content Creation Formula, right-wing Injection of Politics, and Normalization of Violence, Terrorism and Political Violence, Volume, June 22, 2022.

Still No Storm In Their Ocean: New Jihadist Narratives on Indian Islam, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 28, May 27, 2021. (PDF here)

The Salafi-Jihadist Reaction to Hindu Nationalism, Current Trends In Islamist Ideology, Volume 24, July 11, 2019. (PDF here)


Can the Right Meme? (And How?): A Comparative Analysis of Three Online Reactionary Meme Subcultures (Co-Authored with Hampton Stall and Dave Foran), GNET Research, December 13, 2021.

Polarising Narratives and Deepening Fault Lines: Social Media, Intolerance and Extremism in Four Asian Nations (India Section), GNET Research, March 2, 2021.


The Writing on the (Facebook) Wall: A Revised Assessment of Posting and Support for Violence by Pro-Rittenhouse Meme Creators, (Co-Authored with Hampton Stall), GNET Insights, July 28, 2022.

The Devil’s Proxy: ISKP in Afghanistan, (Co-Authored with Mohammed Harun Arsalai), Off Beat Research, January 1, 2021.

What’s In A Meme? The Rise of “Saint Kyle”, (Co-Authored with Hampton Stall and Dave Foran), GNET Insights, October 29, 2020.

Is Hindutva Here to Stay?, Strong Cities Network, September 29, 2020.

Saying Ramadan Kareem or Allah Hafiz does not make you a Wahhabi, Kochi Post, June 8, 2020

Gulf States Push Back Against Islamophobia ‘Imported’ from the India of Modi and the RSS (Co-Authored with Abdulla Moaswes), South China Morning Post, May 31, 2020.

The Potential Impact of Qassem Soleimani’s Death on South Asia, South Asian Voices, January 29, 2020.

Kashmir Could Wreck India’s Reputation Among Afghans (Co-Authored with Zoe Leung), Foreign Policy, November 22, 2019

India-GCC Relations: More Than Just Economics, South Asian Voices, September 20, 2019.

Detained, Tortured, and Murdered in Pakistan: Balochistan’s Lost Generation (Co-Authored with Aman Madan), The New Arab, August 16, 2019.

The Salafi-Jihadist Reaction to Hindutva, Kochi Post, July 16, 2019.

SAV Review: Analyzing Triadic Coercion in South Asia, South Asian Voices, June 13, 2019.

The 2019 Elections Are a Battle for the Soul of Hinduism in India (Co-Authored with Aman Madan), The Wire, May 9, 2019.

Explaining Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings (Co-Authored with Samir Kumar), South Asian Voices, April 29, 2019.

Kashmir, Pulwama, and Pakistan: Navigating Islam and Citizenship in India (Co-Authored with Aman Madan), The Diplomat, April 17, 2019.

Why A Controversy Around Brown Girl Magazine Writers Going to Dubai Matters for All of Us, Barfi Culture, April 4, 2019.

Ray Nadeem in Netflix’s Daredevil: When Desi Portrayal is Done Right, Barfi Culture, November 21, 2018.

Why Continued Indian Engagement With Iran is in America’s Interest (Co-Authored with Zoe Leung), The Diplomat, October 23, 2018.

Is It Time To Let The Countering Violent Extremism Dog Die?, The Wire, April 1, 2018.

Assessment of the Role of Authoritarianism in Fomenting Extremism in the Arab World, Divergent Options, March 19, 2018

Sexy Actor or Love Jihad co-conspirator? Fawad Khan EXPOSED!!! With PROOF (Satire), Free Press Kashmir, December 11, 2017.

Book Review: The Impossible Revolution by Yassin al Haj Saleh, Muftah, November 29, 2017.

Syria’s Actually Existing War, The Muslim Internationalist, April 7, 2017.

ISIL May Be Losing on the Battlefield. But It’s Winning Elsewhere, Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, April 4, 2017.

Don’t Whitewash The Racism Underlying Donald Trump’s Election, The Daily O, November 14, 2016.

The Daily Beast was Wrong to Call All Hindus Rapists, The Daily O, April 8, 2016.

Kanhaiya Kumar Isn’t An Extremist, the Indian State is (co-authored with Samir Kumar), The Daily O, March 10, 2016.

India and the Politics of Extremism (co-authored with Samir Kumar), The Diplomat, November 3, 2015.

Assad is a Bad Choice, International Affairs Review – GWU, October 25, 2015.

State-Sponsored Terrorism: A Non-Solution for India’s Relationship with Pakistan, International Affairs Review – GWU, September 12, 2015.

The Security Dilemma and ISIS, International Affairs Review – GWU, May 29, 2015.

Why Its Time for Modi to Rein in Hindutva, International Affairs Review – GWU, February 18, 2015.