Andrew Houk

Former Research Associate

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Andrew Houk holds a BA from Malone University in integrated social
studies and a MA in international affairs with a concentration in Middle
East regional affairs from the George Washington University. Prior to
joining the Stimson Center, Mr. Houk taught modern world history at
Jackson High School (Massillon, Ohio). He traveled to Saudi Arabia in
2006 through the Institute of International Education to study the
integration of Middle East affairs into secondary curriculum. Through
the Fulbright-Hays program, Mr. Houk studied religious pluralism in
secular Middle East governments (Syria and Turkey) in 2007. During his
graduate studies, Mr. Houk studied abroad in Damascus, Syria and has
also held internships with the International Rescue Committee and the
Stimson Center.

Research & Writing

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…

Iran’s Response To Drugs From Afghanistan

By Andrew Houk – Lying between Afghanistan and its major drug markets to the West, Iran has become a key player in global counternarcotics efforts. In the second in a series of spotlights on Iran-Afghanistan relations, we look at the impact of illicit…

Report on the Workshop: Nuclear Dangers, Nuclear Realities

In the future, 2009 and 2010 may emerge as a decisive time in the evolution of international nuclear policies.  The global demand for energy security has led to renewed interest in safe and clean nuclear ene…

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