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Major International Studies/Reports

[The analysis presented in this study is the sole responsibility of the author, and any opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the official position of the European Parliament].

Impact Citations:

John F. Sopko - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction letter to The Honorable Charles E. Grassley United States Senator

SIGAR Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Quarterly Report to the United States Congress JULY 30 2023

Chairperson Željana Zovko MEP on the importance of the study for providing "further guidance on how to best continue delivering support and assistance to Afghanistan" (See minutes 12:23-12:24).


Available in English, French, Spanish (Reproduction and translation for non-commercial purposes are authorised, provided the source is
acknowledged, and the European Parliament is given prior notice and sent a copy).


Book Reviews:

"Skillfully navigating ideologically-infested waters, Hassan arrives at valuable insights and persuasive, dispassionate conclusions about U.S. policy under both Bush and Obama relating to Arab political change. A fine example of rigorous, reflective scholarship applied to current policy issues of considerable importance and controversy." Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C.

Also, see:
Giles Scott-Smith (2014) Journal of American Studies 48:03, 93

Daniela Huber (2014) The International Spectator, 49:1, 149-151

Andrew Futter (2013) International Affairs 89:2, 553-4

Edited Special Issues

Journal Articles

Think Tank

Published Evidence

Book Chapters

  • Hassan, O. (2022) "The European Union's relationship with Afghanistan: An Historical Overview", Bouris, Huber and Pace, Handbook on EU-Middle East Relations, RoutledgeLink opens in a new window.
  • Hassan, O. (2022) 'Crisis, Narratives, and the Construction of US-Middle East Relations: Continuity and Change in World History and Trump's America First', in M.A. Hill and S. Hurst, The Trump Presidency: Continuity and Change in US Foreign Policy (Routledge: London).
  • Hassan, O. (2018) "The Terminal Decline of American Democracy Promotion in the Middle East" in M. Clementi et al. (eds.), US Foreign Policy in a Challenging WorldLink opens in a new window, Chapter 12 (Springer).
  • Hassan, O. (2015) "The EU’s Diverging Strategy for a Changing Iraq", in Hauser, K. eds, Iraq at a Crossroads (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Casa Arabe)
  • Croft, Stuart & Hassan, O. (2015) "Understanding the Arab Spring" in Cooper C. & Michie J. eds, Why the Social Sciences Matter, pp.161-175 (Academy of Social Sciences & Palgrave Macmillan).
  • Hassan, Oz (2012) 'Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)' in L. Shepherd Critical Approaches to Security: An Introduction to Theories and Methods, Chapter 14.
  • Hassan, Oz (2012) 'American Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: Lessons for Europe?' in J. Peters The European Union and the Arab Spring: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East (Lexington Books: New York).
  • Hassan, Oz (2010) 'Constructing Crises, (In)securitising Terror: The Punctuated Evolution of EU Counter-Terror Strategy' in Christou, G., and Croft, S., European Security Governance, pp.109-130 (Routledge)
  • Hassan, Oz (2010) 'America’s Freedom Dilemma for the Middle East: Interests or Democracy?' in M. Pace Europe, The USA and Political Islam: Strategies for Engagement (Palgrave Macmillan).
  • Dunn, D. H. and Hassan, Oz (2010) 'Strategic Confusion: America’s Conflicting Strategies and the War on Terrorism'in A. Siniver Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in the Post 9/11 Era: Western and Non-Western Approaches (Routledge)

Encyclopaedia Entries

Official Reports and Working Papers

  • Hassan, Oz (2012) The Arab Spring: US Policy and Lessons for Europe, Report for EU FP7 GR:EEN.
  • Croft, Stuart, Christou, George and Hassan, Oz (2012) The EU and WMD, Report for EU FP7 EU-GRASP.
  • Croft, Stuart, Christou, George and Hassan, Oz (2012) The EU and Terrorism, Report for EU FP7 EU-GRASP.
  • Croft, Stuart and Hassan, Oz (2011) The Death of Bin Laden: Implications for Europe, Report for EU FP7 GR:EEN.
  • Hassan, Oz (2011) American Democracy Promotion and the Arab Spring, Report for EU FP7 GR:EEN.
  • Hassan, Oz (2011) The EU’s Counter-proliferation strategy in India and Pakistan, Report for EU FP7 EU-GRASP.
  • Hassan, Oz (2011) The EU’s counter-terrorism strategy in Afghanistan, Report for EU FP7 EU-GRASP.
  • Hassan, Oz (2010) EU Bilateral cooperation in transversal issues, Report for EU FP7 EU-GRASP.
  • Hassan, Oz (2010) Using NVivo in advanced Security Studies Research Methods: DVD and Workbook.
  • Hassan, Oz (2010) Mapping EU Bilateralism, Report for EU FP7 EU-GRASP.
  • Hassan, Oz (2010) EU-GRASP Handbook: From Methodology to Research Methods, Report for EU FP7 EU-GRASP.

Reviews and Commentaries



  • Hassan, O. (2016). Obama administration foreign and security speeches: 2009 to 2013. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-852391