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Worrall, James

Associate Professor in International Relations and Middle East Studies, School of Politics & International Studies


Dr James Worrall, is Associate Professor in International Relations and Middle East Studies, in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. His research interests lie in the broad fields of Comparative Politics, Security Studies and International Relations with a primary geographical focus on both the Gulf and the Levant. The thematic focus of his work explores Western relations with the Arab World, Gulf Politics, Society and Security, Regional International Organisations, Counterinsurgency, Rebel Governance, Civil Wars, Post Conflict Reconstruction, and Regime Stability and Legitimacy in non-democratic states. He has published widely on these, and related, themes in journals such as: International Migration Review, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Policy, Small Wars & Insurgencies and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. His previous volumes include: Statebuilding and Counterinsurgency in Oman: Political, Military and Diplomatic Relations at the End of Empire (2014/18), International Institutions of the Middle East: The GCC, Arab League, and Arab Maghreb Union (2017), and (with Simon Mabon and Gordon Clubb) Hezbollah: From Islamic Resistance to Government (2015).

DISCIPLINE
International Relations/Affairs
SUB AREAS
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Political Economy   
Historiography   
19th-21st Centuries   
State Formation   
Security Studies   
Gulf Studies   
Conflict Resolution   
Comparative   
Colonialism   
Pedagogy   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Arabian Peninsula   
Oman   
All Middle East   
Lebanon   
UAE   
Indian Ocean Region   
Mashreq   
SPECIALTIES
Oman   
Sub-state Conflict   
Regime legitimacy and security   
LANGUAGES
English (Native)   
French (Fluent)   
Spanish (Advanced)   
Dutch (Advanced)   
Persian (Elementary)   
Arabic (Elementary)   
German (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
DPhil2008School of Politics & International StudiesUniversity of Leeds
MA (Hons)2004School of Politics & International StudiesUniversity of Leeds
BA2003History and Modern LanguagesUniversity of Hull

James Worrall






School of Politics & International Studies
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
Phone:+44-1133439207

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