Barbara H. Sude

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Senior Political Scientist
Washington Office


B.S. in Arabic studies, Georgetown University; Ph.D. in near east studies, Princeton University

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Barbara Sude is a senior 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 East 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

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