Author Archives: Kelsey Hampton

About Kelsey Hampton

Kelsey recently completed a Master's degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at the School of International Service at American University. Her research interests focus on the Middle East and North Africa, and on identity politics and formation within conflict, including the effect of collective memory and group narratives on peacebuilding efforts. Prior to her studies at American, Kelsey received Bachelor’s degrees in international affairs and history from Seattle Pacific University, and traveled to various countries in the Middle East and Asia. A staunch supporter of graphic depictions of information, Kelsey also uses maps and infographics at every opportunity.

Cloudy With a Chance of Drones: The Case for US Government Transparency

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States government – under two different administrations – considers itself at war with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and their “associated forces.” In a speech to the National Defense University in May 2013, … Continue reading

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Iran and Saudi Arabia’s Proxy War in Syria

Between domestic political scandals here in the United States and the developing nuclear deal with Iran, the civil war in Syria has largely fallen out of the news in recent months, despite the ever-rising death toll and destruction continuing to … Continue reading

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