Camille Pecastaing

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Camille Pecastaing is a senior associate professor of Middle East studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. A student of behavioral sciences and historical sociology, his research focuses on the cognitive and emotive foundations of xenophobic political cultures and ethnoreligious violence, using the Muslim world and its European and Asian peripheries as a case study. He has written on political Islam, Islamist terrorism, social change, and globalization. Pecastaing’s latest publication is Jihad in the Arabian Sea.

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Democracy’s Death-by-Welfare

by Camille Pecastaingvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, May 3, 2013
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Democracy’s Death-by-Welfare

by Camille Pecastaingvia Defining Ideas
Friday, May 3, 2013

Is our political regime fated to wither away?

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The Art of Protest in 2012

by Camille Pecastaingvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

In the Middle East, violence appears to be the great equalizer.

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The Many Faces of Islamist Politicking

by Camille Pecastaingvia Policy Review
Friday, June 1, 2012

Learning to govern after the Arab Spring...

The Many Faces of Islamist Politicking

by Camille Pecastaingvia Policy Review
Friday, June 1, 2012

Learning to govern after the Arab Spring

Syria

Let Arab Wealth Carry Its Own Burden

by Camille Pecastaingvia The Caravan
Thursday, February 23, 2012

History is not such a great mystery that its equations are beyond human reach. With regime change, what matters are the mathematics of pain and the mathematics of bullets. Pain is alleviated by cash, hope, and desperation. Bullets only come with cash.

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Jihad in the Arabian Sea

by Camille Pecastaingvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What is the future of this troubled and treacherous region...?

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Jihad in the Arabian Sea

by Camille Pecastaingvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What is the future of this troubled and treacherous region?

USS San Jacinto

Between the Gates of Tears

by Camille Pecastaingvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jihadist violence troubles the lands around the Arabian Sea, where sailing of any sort has rarely been smooth. By Camille Pecastaing.

Jihad in the Arabian Sea by Camille Pecastaing

Jihad in the Arabian Sea

by Camille Pecastaingvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, September 19, 2011

The lands and coasts across the Bab el-Mandeb—the tiny strait that separates the Red Sea from the Indian Ocean at the southern tip of the Red Sea—have for centuries had a forbidding reputation as lands of piracy and privation.