Media & Essays

Places – usually not included below – where I have blogged at one time or another include Mideast Matrix and djpressman.wordpress.com

2017

Sometimes a handful of protesters can spark an enormous discussion. That certainly happened in September,” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage), November 1, 2017. (co-authored with Erica Chenoweth)

The Scramble: Voter Data; Iran; NFL,” The Colin McEnroe Show, WNPR, October 16, 2017. (radio)

Last month, 83% of U.S. protests were against Trump,” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage), September 28, 2017. (co-authored with Erica Chenoweth)

Defending Obamacare, cheering President Trump, opposing animal cruelty: Here’s who rallied in July and why,” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage), August 21, 2017. (co-authored with Erica Chenoweth and Emily Kalah Gade)

More people in the U.S. protested in June than in any month since the January Women’s Marches,” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage), July 25, 2017. (co-authored with Erica Chenoweth and Devin Finn)

In Trump’s America, who’s protesting and why? Here’s our May report,” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage), June 26, 2017. (co-authored with Erica Chenoweth and Erica Macdonald)

Diplomat in chief: How did Trump do on his first Middle East visit?,” The Conversation, May 26, 2017.

New data shows a sharp increase in U.S. protest activity in April,” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage), May 22, 2017. (co-authored with Erica Chenoweth, Evan Perkoski, and Ches Thurber)

In Trump’s America, who’s protesting and why? Here’s our March report,” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage), April 24, 2017. (co-authored with Erica Chenoweth, David Prater, Ches Thurber, and Stephen Zunes)

In Trump’s America, who’s protesting and why? Here’s our February report,” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage), April 5, 2017. (co-authored with Erica Chenoweth, Jonathan Pinckney, and Stephen Zunes)

This is what we learned by counting the women’s marches,” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage), February 7, 2017. (co-authored with Erica Chenoweth)

Articles by others on our counting the Women’s March of January 21, 2017 include:
The Exhausting Work of Tallying America’s Largest Protest,” The Atlantic, January 23, 2017.
The Women’s Marches may have been the largest demonstration in US history,” Vox, January 31, 2017.
Turns Out Attendance at Women’s March Events Was Bigger Than Estimated,” Fortune, January 23, 2017.
How Is GIS Being Used To Map Resistance And Political Protests?,” Forbes, January 31, 2017.
Just How Big Was The 2017 Women’s March?,” Huffington Post, February 1, 2017.
See Just How Big Over 200 Women’s Marches Were All Across the Country,” Time, January 25, 2017.
More than 1 in 100 Americans marched against Donald Trump Saturday, say political scientists,” Yahoo, January 22, 2017.
More than 3 million people believed to have protested on the day after Trump’s inauguration,” Business Insider, January 25, 2017.
These Researchers Are Counting Crowds For All U.S. Protests,” Vocativ, February 9, 2017.

2016

Obama and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” E-International Relations, July 14, 2016.

Israel-Palestine: Questioning a Confederal Solution,” Political Violence @ a Glance, May 11, 2016.

2015

An expert explains Jerusalem’s growing violence — and how it could get worse,” Vox.com, October 14, 2015. (interview)

Quoted in “What’s Behind the Latest Israeli-Palestinian Violence,” The Daily Signal, October 14, 2015.

Netanyahu’s Stance on Palestinian Statehood,” Where We Live, WNPR, March 20, 2015. (radio)

2014

Quoted in “3 theories for why an Obama official called Israel’s Prime Minister ‘chicken shit’,” Vox.com, October 29, 2014.

Quoted in “The Gaza war is over. Here’s what it means for the future of Israel-Palestine,” Vox.com, August 27, 2014.

Defeating Hamas will not solve Israel’s problem,” Forward.com, August 11, 2014.

Israel’s Strategic Goal,” Political Violence @ a Glance, August 5, 2014.

Iraq War Veterans Reflect on New Crisis,” Where We Live, WNPR, June 16, 2014. (radio)

Quoted in “Obama wades into Palestine-Israel talks,” Al-Jazeera, March 16, 2014.

2013

The Middle East’s ‘Combatants For Peace’,” Where We Live, WNPR, October 2, 2013. (radio)

How Abbas Can Recognize A ‘Jewish State’ While Preserving Palestinian Rights,” The Daily Beast, August 14, 2013.

The Coup in Egypt,” The Monkey Cage, July 3, 2013.

If Pundits Can Agree about Syria, Why Won’t the U.S. Act?The Monkey Cage, January 25, 2013.

2012 and earlier

Sharpening Research Questions on Twitter,” The Monkey Cage, December 22, 2012.

Will Obama Pursue Israeli-Palestinian Peace?” The Monkey Cage, November 9, 2012.

Do Israel and the United States Share Values?” The Monkey Cage, October 31, 2012. [Later quoted here]

Quoted in “Goals are similar, but styles differ,” Boston Globe, October 23, 2012.

Misperceptions, Foreign Policy, and Iran,” The Monkey Cage, March 1, 2012. (with Stephen B. Dyson)

Will the US Restrain Israel on Iran? Unlikely.,” The Monkey Cage, February 7, 2012.

Arab Spring Revisited,” UConn Today, February 6, 2012.

The Idea of American Exceptionalism & US Intervention,” December 30, 2011.

Israel losing its fearsome military reputation,” Sydney Morning Herald, June 4, 2010.

Flotilla fiasco may create major setback for Israel,” The Drum (Australian Broadcasting), June 1, 2010.

The Best Hope – Still?” The Boston Review, July/August 2009.

“Rethinking Transnational Counterterrorism: Beyond a National Framework,” The Washington Quarterly 30:4 (2007), pp. 63-73. ()

Back to the Future,” The Boston Review, July/August 2007. (with Robert Blecher)

Lost Opportunities,”  The Boston Review, December 2004/January 2005. [Book Review of Dennis Ross, The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace]

“Leaderless Resistance: The Next Threat?” Current History, December 2003.