I’m a quantitative social scientist and data analyst with a doctorate in political science from the University of Southern California. I previously served as faculty member of the Department of Sociology at Chapman University, where I taught research methods and statistics. I've published peer-reviewed work on ethnic conflict and presented research on topics including civil wars, terrorism, and coups. I currently work as a business intelligent analyst at MedMen.

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My Latest Research

Are drone strikes an effective counterrorism stretegy? Statistical analysis undertaken in this project has shown that, contrary to conventional wisdom, drone strikes significantly increase the probability of localized militant violence in Pakistan, particularly soon after strikes take place. 

Do refugees increase the likelihood of conflict? If so, how? A global spatial analysis of conflict and refugee flows shows that the presence of refugees increases the probability of civilian targeted violence in the host state, suggesting refugees continue to be at risk in many of the neighboring states they flee to.

© 2017 by Cyrus Mohammadian

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