“How Ukraine Reined In Its Militias”Foreign Affairs, 1 August 2017

“The Names of Jihad”Foreign Affairs, 14 July 2017

“The Struggle Over Sinjar”, Foreign Affairs, 5 June 2017

“Land Grabs in Iraq”, Foreign Affairs, 11 April 2017

“Cracks in the Islamic State”Foreign Affairs, 15 February 2017

“ISIS New Frontier”Foreign Affairs, 1 February 2017

“The New ISIS Insurgency”Foreign Affairs, 9 January 2017

“The Overloaded Prisons of Iraq”Foreign Affairs, 1 December 2016

“Iraq After ISIS”, Foreign Affairs, 3 November 2016

“The Downfall of ISIS”, Foreign Affairs, 26 September 2016

“What would you do if your neighborhood turned into a war zone?”, Boston Globe, 29 February 2016

“In two charts, this is what refugees say about why they are leaving Syria now”Washington Post, 28 September 2015

“The Jihadi Who Came in From the Cold”Foreign Policy, 10 August 2015

Ramadan in Syria”Foreign Affairs, 9 July 2015

”Syria’s Democracy Jihad”Foreign Affairs, 14 January 2014

“Fixing the Mess in Syria”The National Interest, 17 December 2014

“I Am Only Looking Up For Paradise”Foreign Policy, 2 October 2014

“Ukraine’s Do-It-Yourself War”Foreign Policy, 11 July 2014

“Putin Is Behaving in Ukraine Like Milosevic Did in Serbia”The New Republic, 19 June 2014

“Why are fighters leaving the Free Syrian Army?”Washington Post, 12 May 2014

“Fractured opposition groups disillusion Syrians” , U-T San Diego, 22 January 2014

“Is Syria ready for peace”The Baltimore Sun , 17 January 2014


“ISIS Prisons: Where Labor Demand Meets Labor Supply”, Combat Terrorism Exchange, Volume 7, #1, 2017

“CTC Prospectives- The Islamic State’s Drone Documents: Management, Acquisitions, and DIY Tradecraft”, CTC West Point, 31 January 2017

“What ISIS Can Teach Policymakers”,  Belfer Center (Harvard Kennedy School), 26 October 2016

“Fearing ISIS in Shadows”, Belfer Center (Harvard Kennedy School), 20 April 2017


Answering the Call to Arms in Ukraine , Political Violence @ a Glance, 09 October 2014

Competition Within Terrorist “Industry” , Political Violence @ a Glance, 24 September 2014

“If Aleppo Falls, What Next For The Free Syrian Army and Their Supporters?” , Political Violence @ a Glance, 27 August 2014

“Islamists at a Glance: Why Do Syria’s Rebel Fighters Join Islamist Groups?”, Political Violence @ a Glance, 13 August 2014

“The Importance of Local Knowledge in Syria” , Atlantic Council , 04 April 2014

“Do Syrians Want To Fight Until Victory or Do they Want a Ceasefire?” , Syria Comment , 26 March 2014

“Norms and Attitudes in the Midst of Civil War: Experimental and Survey Evidence from Syria” , Political Violence @ a Glance , 17 March 2014

“Public Opinion in the Midst of the Syrian Civil War” , The Duck of Minerva , 20 January 2014

In 2015 named #2 Best New Blogger by OAIS (International Studies Association)


Anatomy of terror: What makes normal people become extremists?”, The New Scientist, 16 August 2017

“Mosul Is Completely Destroyed”, The Atlantic, 10 July

“CTAP interview with Vera Mironova”Combat Terrorism Exchange, Volume 7, #1, 2017

“Iraqi Forces Use Drones to Attack IS in Western Mosul”, Voice of America, 10 March 2017

“How US and Iraqi forces plan to stop Islamic State drones”, Christian Science Monitor, 10 March 2017

“The Islamic State Is Pioneering a New Type of Drone Warfare”, Motherboard, 2 February 2017

“Islamic State turns to drones to direct suicide car bombers”, Associated Press, 1 February 2017

“Papers Offer a Peek at ISIS’ Drones, Lethal and Largely Off-the-Shelf”, The New York Times, 31 January 2017

“Арифметика на гранатах: що залишає після себе ІДІЛ у звільненому Мосулі”Hromadske, 27 November 2016 (in Ukrainian)

“Курди відмовляються наступати на ІДІЛ у Мосулі — дослідниця”, Hromadske, 21 October, 2016 (in Ukrainian)

“Россия в Сирии помогает Асаду уничтожать население”, Voice of America, 26 September 2016

“Rebel recruitment”, Belfer Newsletter, Harvard Kennedy School, Spring 2016

“What do you do when war comes to town ?”, PolicyCast, Harvard Kennedy School, 24 February 2016

“Почему Россия не Сирия” (by Maria Snegovaya), Vedomosty, 10 February 2016 (in Russian)

“Islamic State is no longer so formidable on the battlefield” , Washington Post, 6 February 2016

 “Киселев или жизнь? Пять мифов о «катастрофе Европы» из-за наплыва беженцев” , Novaya Gazeta, 22 September 2015 (in Russian)

 “Unique survey offers an inside look at a worn-torn country and its people” , Harvard Law Today, 10 April 2015

“Voices of Syria”, Harvard Gazette, 8 April 2015


Khazir frontline (near Mosul), for Hromadske TV, 22 October 2016

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Baghdad, August 2016