Neven Bondokji is the research manager for the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center. Her research focuses on violent extremism in the Middle East and North Africa, the relation between human security and hard security, and ideological transformations within Islamic political parties.
Bondokji has published a number of policy briefs on radicalization and its relation to human security and hard security measures. These works include “Post-Daesh and Still Desperate: The Ongoing Radicalisation Drivers in Jordan, Tunisia, and Lebanon,” “Journey Mapping of Select Jordanian Fighters,” “From Blades to Brains: The New Battleground,” and “Determinants of Human Security and Hard Security in Ajloun.”
Her publications on the transformation within movements of political Islam include the policy brief “The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan: Time to Reform,” published by Brookings Doha Center, and two books: From Caliphate to Civil State: The Young Face of Political Islam in Jordan after the Arab Spring (co-authored with Mohamad Abu Rumman) and Hamas: Social Identity, Violent Resistance and Power Politics.
She has held various teaching positions, including at the University of Sydney, the University of Western Sydney, and Qatar University. Bondokji holds a doctorate in peace and conflict studies from the University of Sydney, Australia.