New Book: Political Repression in Bahrain

I am delighted to announce the publication of my book, Political Repression in Bahrain, published by Cambridge University Press. The book represents the culmination of over 6 years of research that began in 2011. You can purchase the book from Cambridge University Press, Amazon, Waterstones, Foyles and many other outlets. It is available in paperback, … Continue reading New Book: Political Repression in Bahrain

A bizarre update on the Mitchell Belfer case

The Mitchell Belfer saga gets stranger. The Czech paper Denik, which previously ran a story about Belfer being investigated by the Higher Education Board for not providing his doctoral credentials, has now stated that it is satisfied that the Metropolitan University of Prague has seen his credentials. In my view, this raises far more questions … Continue reading A bizarre update on the Mitchell Belfer case

Khashoggi, AJ+, Saudi Trolls

It's been a busy few weeks, and I have witten a number of Op-eds on a number of topics. Please find them listed below. US ruling on AJ+ projects Emirati power into the heart of American justicehttps://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2020/9/18/aj-ruling-projects-emirati-power-into-us-justice-system Thought Russia was bad? Why Saudi Arabia is the world's most dangerous cyber bullyhttps://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2020/9/15/saudi-arabia-is-the-worlds-most-dangerous-cyber-bully Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A … Continue reading Khashoggi, AJ+, Saudi Trolls

Czech paper Deník covers story about Middle East analyst Mithcell Belfer’s refusal to reveal where his PhD is from

The following blog post is translated using Google Translate (so expect some errors). The original article can be found here, written by journalist Jakub Zelenka We were shocked. ”A recognized expert on the Middle East graduated from a university in Prague, unable to prove his doctoral degree University educator Mitchell Belfer taught for years at … Continue reading Czech paper Deník covers story about Middle East analyst Mithcell Belfer’s refusal to reveal where his PhD is from

No record of this prominent academic and analyst, with Op-eds in the National Review and the Wall Street Journal having a PhD? The Curious Case of ‘Dr.’ Mitchell Belfer

***Update 04/08/2020*** Since this blog was first written a number of developments have occurred. Belfer's former Head of Department at MUP confirmed that Belfer no longer worked there, although Belfer had claimed he was on 'provisional suspension' pending outcome of an ethics committee investigation The journal which Belfer founded, CEJISS, has since removed Belfer as … Continue reading No record of this prominent academic and analyst, with Op-eds in the National Review and the Wall Street Journal having a PhD? The Curious Case of ‘Dr.’ Mitchell Belfer