Matt Buehler is an assistant professor of political science and a global security fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. He received his doctorate in government from the University of Texas at Austin. Buehler's research area is comparative politics with expertise in the politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Buehler has been traveling to the region since 2006, completing over three years of fieldwork and Arabic training in North Africa, Syria, and the Persian Gulf. His main research interests include democratization, authoritarianism, the Arab uprisings, Islamist movements, North African political parties, and Moroccan politics. His newer research projects include surveys related to legal reform and nuclear nonproliferation in North Africa.
Topics of expertise: Middle East, North Africa, and political Islam.
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Discipline: Politics & Government