ARK strives to be a thought leader in its programming as well as its research. Drawing on unparalleled access to community stakeholders and insights crafted over years of programming, ARK publishes research for the benefit of practitioners, policy makers, and the academic community. Our research draws on methods as diverse as quantitative surveys, remote polling, online content analysis, ethnography, online sentiment analysis, Key Informant Interviews, focus group discussions, and semi-structured interviews. We examine issues such as the social, political and security dynamics as well as media narratives in countries impacted by conflict and instability. Our research is aimed at producing actionable knowledge: as practitioners, we not only situate and explain problems, we identify the policy and programming options to resolve them.

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The Syrian conflict: A systems conflict analysis

Four years in crisis: Women’s participation in northwestern Syria

“Enlist!”: Insights into the Syrian regime’s military recruitment and propaganda strategy

All is not well: The urgency of water governance in southern Syria

"Inception Report: Regular Perception Surveys on Social Tensions throughout Lebanon: Wave I." Report prepared for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Beirut, Lebanon. 2017.

"Regular Perception Surveys on Social Tensions throughout Lebanon: Summary Findings: Wave I." Presentation to the Social Stability Working Group, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Beirut, Lebanon. 2017.

"Inception Report: Regular Perception Surveys on Social Tensions throughout Lebanon: Wave I." Report prepared for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Beirut, Lebanon. 2017.

"Regular Perception Surveys on Social Tensions throughout Lebanon: Summary Findings: Wave I." Presentation to the Social Stability Working Group, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Beirut, Lebanon. 2017.

“Violence in the ‘Ayn al-Hilweh Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon, 2007–2009.” International Social Work, 57(5). 2014.

“Features of Smuggling in Wadi Khaled, Lebanon." Conflict, Security & Development, 11(4): 385-413. 2011.

“Human (In)security: Palestinian Perceptions of Security in and around the Refugee Camps in Lebanon." Conflict, Security & Development, 10(5):673-692. 2010.

“Governance, Governmentalities, and the State of Exception in the Palestinian Refugee Camps of Lebanon." The Journal of Refugee Studies, 23(2): 134-159. 2010.

“Pathways to Violent Radicalization in the Middle East: A Model for Future Studies of Transnational Jihad." Journal of the Royal United Services Institute, 154(2). 2009.

“Lebanon Civic and Civic Support Initiatives Final Evaluation (Public Release).” Report prepared for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 2012.