Graig Klein is assistant professor at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs. His research explores the instrumentality of political violence and how dissident-government interactions effect tactical and strategic evolution, conflict processes, and international & national security - primarily protests and terrorism.
News and media
The Buffalo attack – An analysis of the manifesto
Focusdata: Foreign Policy through Language and Sentiment
Refugees, Perceived Threat & Domestic Terrorism
Strategic Interaction of Governments and Terrorist Groups in Times of Economic Hardship
Presidential use of diversionary drone force and public support
Graig holds a PhD in Political Science from Binghamton University and a MA in International Peace & Conflict Resolution from American University. Prior to joining ISGA, Graig was an Assistant Professor of Security Studies at New Jersey City University where he helped establish his department as an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence funded by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency grant. The grant also funded development of the FOCUSdata Project to help analyze how a country's official media and foreign ministry communications interact with kinetic actions. Graig has also served as an Academic Primary Investigator for the World Bank.
Graig's current research projects include, among others, exploring how the intersection of national security, politics, and public opinion influence counterterrorism decision-making, unpacking governments' repertoires of repression - who does what to whom and how often - and how terror groups use attacks to boost recruitment and mobilization. You can learn more about Graig's research on his website (www.graigklein.com) and follow him on Twitter (@graigklein).
- Fisher S., Klein G.R. & Codjo J. (2022), Focusdata: foreign policy through language and sentiment, Foreign Policy Analysis 18(2): orac002.
- Klein G.R. (2021), Refugees, perceived threat & domestic terrorism, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism : 1-26.
- Klein G.R., Cuesta J. & Chagalj C. (2021), The Nicaragua protest crisis in 2018–2019: assessing the logic of government responses to protests, Journal of Politics in Latin America .
- Tokdemir E. & Klein G.R.E. (2021), Strategic interaction of governments and terrorist groups in times of economic hardship, Defence and Peace Economics 32(6): 742-756.
- Boddery S.S. & Klein G.R. (2021), Presidential use of diversionary drone force and public support, Research and Politics : 1-7.
- Farrer B. & Klein G.R. (2019), How radical environmental sabotage impacts US elections, Terrorism and Political Violence : .
- Klein G.R. & Regan P.M. (2018), Dynamics of political protests, International Organization 72(2): 485-521.
- Farrer B. & Klein G.R. (2016), The political roots of domestic environmental sabotage, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties 27(2): 133-155.
- Klein G.R. & Tokdemir E. (2016), Domestic diversion: selective targeting of minority out-groups, Conflict Management and Peace Science 36(1): 20-41.
- Klein G.R. (2016), Ideology isn't everything: transnational terrorism, recruitment incentives, and attack casualties, Terrorism and Political Violence 28(5): 868-887.
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