URAP

Lindsey Parnas

Security Institutions and Domestic Instability

Using secondary materials, online sources, encyclopedias, and other reference material, I will continue my research of the past year investigating when particular paramilitary forces came into existence and ceased to exist, the size of these forces, and which ministries commanded the forces. I will write brief summaries of their insights that will form the backbone of the data coding for our project supported by the Department of Defense. This project collects force information for 102 developing countries, and I focus especially on the Middle East and North Africa region.

Message to Sponsor

I have been working on this project for a whole year and it had been an amazing learning experience for me really helping to build my skills at data coding and detailed qualitative research. I value the opportunity to work on such a project, that aims at making a difference and helps me gain extensive knowledge in my future area of expertise, counterterrorism. Thank you.
  • Major: Global Studies (Peace and Conflict/Middle East)
  • Mentor: Michaela Mattes