List of Publications
The New Politics of Patronage: The Arms Trade and Clientelism in the Arab World, dissertation manuscript, accepted for publication by Columbia University Press’s Studies in Middle East Politics series. (forthcoming)
“Indigenous Military Production in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and the Rise of Gulf Military Activism,” Holger Albrecht and Aurel Croissant (eds.). University of Pennsylvania Press. (forthcoming)
“The Egyptian Armed Forces and the Re-Making of an Economic Empire,” 15 April 2015. Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
“Partners in Profiteering: Defense Firms and Diplomats in Post-Revolutionary Egypt.” 24 July 2013. Jadaliyya
“Cashing in After the Coup: US Military Aid to Egypt and Defense Industry Profits.” 17 July 2013. The Middle East Channel, ForeignPolicy.com
“Jordan’s Military-Industrial Complex and the Middle East’s New Model Army.” June 2013. The Middle East Report. 43(267): 42-45.
“The New Politics of Patronage: The Arms Trade and Clientelism in the Arab World.” 8 November 2012. Crown Center Working Paper, No. 4. Brandeis University.www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/wp/wp4.html
“Why the U.S. won’t cut military aid to Egypt.” 29 February 2012. The Middle East Channel, ForeignPolicy.com
“Egypt’s Generals and Transnational Capital.” Co-authored with Joshua Stacher. Spring 2012. The Middle East Report. 42(262): 12-18. Also published in, David McMurray and Amanda Ufheil-Somers (eds). 2013. The Arab Revolts: Dispatches on Militant Democracy in the Middle East. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
“Egypt’s Other Revolution: Modernizing the Military-Industrial Complex.” 10 February 2012. Jadaliyya
“Emergent Trends in the Middle East Arms Race: Foreign Investment and Indigenous Defense Production in the Arab Gulf.” The Kuwait Program: Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po - Paris). Available here: http://kuwaitprogram.sciences-po.fr/research-program/publications.html
“The Modernization of Bribery: The Arms Trade in the Arab Gulf.” 23 December 2010. Jadaliyya.
“Money for Nothing? Offsets in the US-Middle East Defense Trade.” November 2009. International Journal of Middle East Studies. 41(4): 51-53.
“Beyond Muscle: Using Financial Leverage for Middle East Peace.” 14 September 2009. Foreign Policy in Focus.
“Syria and the Financial Crisis: Prospects for Reform,” Summer 2009. Middle East Policy. XVI(2): 106-115.
Shana Marshall is Associate Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and Research Faculty member at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She earned her PhD in International Relations and Comparative Politics of the Middle East at the University of Maryland in 2012. Her dissertation, “The New Politics of Patronage: The Arms Trade and Clientelism in the Arab World” (forthcoming, Columbia University Press) examines how Middle East governments use arms sales agreements to channel financial resources and economic privileges to pro-regime elites. Her work has appeared in The Middle East Report (MERIP), The International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle East Policy, Jadaliyya, and the Carnegie Middle East Center.
Prior to coming to George Washington University, Shana was a research fellow at The Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University (2011-2012) and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University (2010-2011). Her current research focuses on patterns of military entrepreneurship in Egypt, Jordan, and the UAE and how these are shaped by the business practices of private multinational defense firms. She is also interested in how modes and patterns of bribery and corruption are institutionalized over time and incorporated into existing legal regimes.