Barbara Sude

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Adjunct Political Scientist
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Ph.D. in Near Eastern studies, Princeton University; B.S. in Arabic studies, Georgetown University

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Barbara Sude is an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. She joined RAND after more than 30 years with the U.S. Government, where she specialized in analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and counterterrorism. Sude received her B.S. in Arabic studies from Georgetown University and her Ph.D. in Near Eastern studies with a concentration in Islamic intellectual history from Princeton University.

Recent Projects

  • Economic analysis of the financial records of al-Qa'ida in Iraq

Selected Publications

Sude, Barbara, David Stebbins, Sarah Weilant, Lessening the Risk of Refugee Radicalization: Lessons for the Middle East from Past Crises, RAND Corporation (PE-166), 2015 (forthcoming)

Bahney, Benjamin, Howard J. Shatz, Carroll Ganier, Renny McPherson, Barbara Sude, Sara Beth Elson, and Ghassan Schbley, An Economic Analysis of the Financial Records of al-Qa'ida in Iraq, RAND Corporation (MG-1026), 2010