Corey Sobel

Former Research Associate

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Corey Sobel is the Research Associate for the Environmental Security program at the Stimson Center. Providing research support for Senior Associate David Michel, Mr. Sobel currently focuses on human security and international governance issues raised by environmental degradation and climate change. He covers emerging humanitarian and security trends in eastern Africa and has published analyses of refugee movements in East Africa, Africa’s negotiating stances in international climate negotiations, and scientific cooperation between the U.S. and the Muslim world.

Prior to joining Stimson, Mr. Sobel was a Duke University Hart Fellow in Northern Thailand with the Karen Human Rights Group. While at KHRG, he reported on wartime abuses against civilians in Eastern Burma and published research on NGO networking strategies and on international legal protection for Burmese economic migrants. He also served as a Research Associate at the National Endowment for Democracy and has conducted HIV/AIDS research in Kenya. Mr. Sobel graduated from Duke University in 2007 with an AB in his self-designed major, Writing Conflict: Reporting International and Ethnic Violence.

Research & Writing

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Seismic Shift: Understanding Change in the Middle East

The momentous events sweeping the Arab world since late 2010 raise important questions about the art and science of analyzing political and societal events. In an age of information surplus, which creates the illusion that one can easily know what is h…

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Cooperation on Emerging Environmental Challenges in the Muslim World

Scientific, Intellectual, and Governance Cooperation on Emerging Environmental Challenges in the Muslim World provides an overview of the challenges posed by environmental change in several regions where significant Muslim populations are found: Southe…

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