Trevor Johnston is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation and is broadly interested in the political economy of conflict and development. His work focuses on security assistance and conflict stabilization in the Middle East. His recent projects include studies on peacebuilding and stabilization in Yemen, defense institutional reform in the Arabian Gulf, and a series of evaluations of U.S. security cooperation in Africa and the Middle East.
Before coming to RAND, Johnston studied labor and welfare policies in the Arabian Gulf and worked on structural reform in North Africa. From 2015 to 2017, Johnston was a Middle East Initiative Fellow in the Belfer Center at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Watts, Stephen, Johnston, Trevor, Lane, Matthew, Mann, Sean, McNerney, Michael J. and Brooks, Andrew, Building security in Africa: an evaluation of U.S. security sector assistance in Africa from the Cold War to the present, (RR-2447), 2018
O'Mahony, Angela, Miranda Priebe, Bryan Frederick, Jennifer Kavanagh, Matthew Lane, Trevor Johnston, Trevor, Thomas S. Szayna, Jakub Hlavka, Stephen Watts, and Matthew Povlock, U.S. presence and the incidence of conflict, (RR-1906), 2018
Johnston, Trevor, "Authoritarian Abdication: Bargaining Power and the Role of Firms in Migrant Welfare," Studies in Comparative International Development, 2017
Diop, Abdoulaye, Trevor Johnston, Kien Trung Le, Yaojun Li, "Donating Time or Money? The Effects of Religiosity and Social Capital on Civic Engagement in Qatar," Social Indicators Research, 2017
Diop, Abdoulaye, Trevor Johnston, and Kien Le Trung, "Economic Interest and the Support for Immigration Reform: A Survey Experiment from Qatar," Journal of Arabian Studies