Molly Sweeney

researcher & author


about the author

Molly Sweeney is an author and researcher specializing in the Middle East.  Past research has included: the correlation of democratization policies and the rise of Islamist groups, the propensity of war among nuclear-armed states, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and the Syrian civil war.


She holds a master's degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. Additionally, she has worked for varying levels of the US government and has consulted with other national governments and militaries.


Having completed fieldwork all over the world, Molly has an appreciation for the role of culture in shaping analysis. She finds that all topics are best discussed over a cup of sweet Iraqi chai tea.