Max Abrahms Associate Professor of Political Science firstname.lastname@example.org 617.373.2796 @MaxAbrahms Expertise civil war, comparative politics, government response to terrorism, human security, insurgency, International Relations, Iran conflict, ISIS, NATO, nonviolent protest, Russia Ukraine war, terrorism Max Abrahms in the Press Newsweek Joe Biden’s Israel Headache is Getting Worse and Worse “Biden is feeling increased pressure from his party to temper support for Israel,” Max Abrahms, a political science professor at Northeastern University, who specializes in international security, wrote on Thursday. Biden is getting squeezed over Israel-Hamas war. Will it cost him the White House? “This war is bad for the Democratic party. It’s divisive,” said Max Abrahms, a political scientist at Northeastern University in Boston. Sky News Israel needs to ‘deter’ other Palestinian terrorist groups and Iran The Israel-Hamas war is one Israel must fight for its existence and it will do so, says Northeastern University Political Science Professor Max Abrahms. Reason Max Abrahms: Historic Escalation in the Israel-Hamas War Abrahms holds that Hamas’ brutal attack on Israeli civilians is not only immoral but “a major strategic mistake” for the Palestinian cause. Hamas terror tactics test Israel’s war strategy “There’s no consensus over whether terrorism works,” said Max Abrahms, a political scientist at Northeastern University who conducted one of the largest studies to date on the impact of terror tactics. Fighting with Israel signals coordination between Hamas and Hezbollah, analysts say Hezbollah was created shortly after, said Northeastern University associate professor Max Abrahms, to help export the Iranian revolution and project Iranian power in the region. NBC Boston Analysis: What to know about unfolding Israel-Hamas conflict As the death toll rises in the Israeli-Hamas conflict, Northeastern University political science professor Max Abrahms discussed what prompted the violence, what role the U.S. could play in the conflict, if any, and how Israel was caught unawares. The Washington Examiner Israel war: Senate Democrats flag dozens of vacant national security posts in Middle East “The United States’s diplomatic regional relations are seen as an important aspect of ameliorating this terrible situation, ” said Max Abrahams, a professor of political science at Northeastern University. Newsweek You’re Not Supporting Ukraine Enough Until the Nuclear Blast Hits Your Face By Max Abrahms, Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University. Newsweek Putin Will Emerge Stronger From Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Death By Max Abrahms, Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University. Max Abrahms for Northeastern Global News Here’s why the drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani could lead to more violence, not less Here’s why the drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani could lead to more violence, not less Taking out the leader of a militant group—such as Soleimani, who commanded Iran’s powerful Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps—often results in the group “paradoxically becoming even more violent, because lower-level members with even less restraint become empowered,” says Northeastern associate professor Max Abrahms. When corporations respond to terror attacks with acts of kindness—and when they don’t When corporations respond to terror attacks with acts of kindness—and when they don’t When targeted by terrorism, businesses tend to respond with charitable support. But the story changes when companies themselves are at risk. So the US has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal. What does that mean to me? So the US has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal. What does that mean to me? President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the landmark international nuclear deal with Iran, announcing that stringent economic sanctions against Tehran will be reinstated. “How we’re better off in terms of U.S. national security, I’m not entirely clear,” said political science professor and terrorism theorist Max Abrahms. The global implications of Trump’s Syria strike The global implications of Trump’s Syria strike Was the Trump administration’s military strike in Syria a symbolic show of force or something more? According to assistant professor Max Abrahms, a terrorism theorist at Northeastern, it seems that the U.S. retaliatory strikes “were intended only to be a warning about the costs of using chemical weapons.” The terror in Nice and security across the EU The terror in Nice and security across the EU France is reeling from its third major attack in 19 months after a lone terrorist sped a truck into a crowd of people gathered to watch Bastille Day fireworks. The attack killed at least 84 people and injured more than 200 others. We asked Northeastern experts to analyze these types of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks, the media’s use of graphic footage from the scene, and what the terror in Nice could mean for the European Union’s security procedures. Faculty experts examine a range of issues in Brussels attacks Faculty experts examine a range of issues in Brussels attacks The horrific bombings in Brussels on Tuesday have left another European city reeling after a terrorist attack. In the aftermath, we asked an interdisciplinary group of faculty members to offer insight into the events. 3Qs: The Islamic State threat and its political impact 3Qs: The Islamic State threat and its political impact Terrorism theorist Max Abrahms explains how the Islamic State group’s reach beyond its centralized area should not come as a surprise, and neither should its impact on politics here in the U.S. Northeastern experts analyze recent terror attacks abroad Northeastern experts analyze recent terror attacks abroad An interdisciplinary group of five Northeastern faculty experts reacted to and examined last week’s terror attacks in Beirut and Paris at a panel discussion Tuesday night. 3Qs: The Charleston massacre and domestic terrorism in America 3Qs: The Charleston massacre and domestic terrorism in America Max Abrahms says the Charleston massacre is an act of terrorism. Here, the terrorism theorist and Northeastern assistant professor of political science, explains why, and discusses the distinction between hate crimes and terrorism. Campus forum analyzes Paris attacks Campus forum analyzes Paris attacks Five Northeastern faculty members participated in an interdisciplinary forum examining January’s attacks in Paris and their place in the larger context of conflicts, terrorism, free speech, and inequality.