Ivan Sascha Sheehan

Ivan Sascha Sheehan
University of Baltimore | UB · Public and International Affairs

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is the Executive Director of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore. An award-winning professor, Sheehan is the author of more than eighty publications in The National Interest, Foreign Policy, Fox News, Al Jazeera, The Washington Times, The Hill, Roll Call, The Washington Examiner, The Baltimore Sun, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, National Post, United Press International, Townhall.com, Newsmax, The Daily Caller, Independent Journal Review, Modern Diplomacy, International Policy Digest, New York Daily News, Citiscope, La Tribune (in French), and many academic journals. Before joining the faculty at the University of Baltimore in 2009, Sheehan taught at Bentley University, Tufts University, and George Mason University.
Additional affiliations
July 2018 - present
University of Baltimore
Position
  • Managing Director
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August 2009 - present
University of Baltimore
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  • Associate Professor / Graduate Program Director
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August 2008 - December 2008
Tufts University
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  • Visiting Lecturer

Publications

Publications (92)
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Most of the scholarly work on Terrorism Studies focuses on terrorism research (knowledge production). By contrast, relatively little attention has been paid to teaching about terrorism (knowledge dissemination) at universities. This paper addresses this gap by providing a systematic analysis of contemporary terrorism courses at 106 top-ranked U.S....
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The use of the phrase “regime change from within” has surged in recent years in media, policy, and opposition discourse, especially in relation to the Islamic Republic of Iran. But what does “regime change from within” actually mean? Is it just a script to encourage the aspirations of a people, or can it be defined with more specificity? This artic...
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Until recently, much of the research on terrorism was theoretical, based on small-n studies. The growing availability of large-n terrorism databases has provided great opportunities for terrorism researchers to identify cases and test and develop new hypotheses that are relevant to the field. But how good is the quality of the data in these databas...
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Objective: Most of the research on suicide terrorism is conducted in the political science and international relations fields. The prevailing wisdom within this literature is that suicide terrorists are not suicidal. But how good is the evidence for this assumption? Knowing whether suicide terrorists are suicidal has implications for prevention, r...
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Scholars have shown that media framing has a powerful effect on citizen perception and policy debates. Research has provided less insight into the ability of marginalized actors to promote their preferred frames in the media in a dynamic political context. The efforts of an exiled Iranian opposition group to get its name removed from official terro...
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SHEEHAN | Iranian Terror Plot Motivated by Threat of Regime Change | Modern Diplomacy | 18 JULY 2018 | https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2018/07/18/iranian-terror-plot-motivated-by-threat-of-regime-change/ | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | The End of the Iranian Regime May Be Close at Hand | Townhall | 27 JUNE 2018 | https://townhall.com/columnists/ivansheehan/2018/06/27/tehrans-bazaar-protests-are-just-the-latest-threat-to-the-iranian-regimes-survival-n2494945 | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | The United States' Firm Policy on North Korea Should be Applied to Iran, Too | The Daily Caller | 26 JUNE 2018 | http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/26/trump-iran-firm-policy/ | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | Expanded Strategy Opens Doors to Weakening Tehran, Promoting Iranian Dissidents | The Daily Caller | 25 MAY 2018 | http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/25/expanded-strategy-opens-doors-weakening-tehran/ | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | The Alarmists Are Wrong About Withdrawal from the Iran Deal | International Policy Digest | 17 MAY 2018 | http://intpolicydigest.org/2018/05/17/the-alarmists-are-wrong-about-withdrawal-from-the-iran-deal/ | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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TANTER & SHEEHAN | Are Israel and Iran on Path to War? | Newsmax | 16 MAY 2018 | https://www.newsmax.com/raymondtanter/israel-iran-syria-trump/2018/05/16/id/860810/ | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | The Iranian People Deserve a Better Deal from the West | Modern Diplomacy | 15 MAY 2018 | https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2018/05/15/the-iranian-people-deserve-a-better-deal-from-the-west/ | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | Even before Trump’s Latest Warning, Iran was Facing Bigger Problems than Ever | International Policy Digest | 2 MAY 2018 | https://intpolicydigest.org/2018/05/02/even-before-trump-s-latest-warning-iran-was-facing-bigger-problems-than-ever/ | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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TANTER & SHEEHAN | Trump's Foreign Policy Plans Put America First | The National Interest | 1 MAY 2018 | http://nationalinterest.org/feature/trumps-foreign-policy-plans-put-america-first-25647 | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | The Rebellion in Iran: A Comprehensive Assessment | Modern Diplomacy | 10 APR 2018 | https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2018/04/10/the-rebellion-in-iran-a-comprehensive-assessment/ | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | Bolton’s Appointment a Step in the Right Direction for White House Posture on Iran | The Daily Caller | 1 APR 2018 | http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/01/bolton-appointment-right-direction-for-white-house-on-iran/ | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | Bolton's Fiery Style Reduces Risk of War and Promotes the Iranian People’s Desire for Change | The Hill | 28 MAR 2018 | http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/380389-boltons-fiery-style-reduces-risk-of-war-and-promotes-the-iranian | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | Culture Clash Could Lead to Political Revolt During Persian Festival of Fire | The Hill | 12 MAR 2018 | http://thehill.com/opinion/international/377870-culture-clash-could-lead-to-political-revolt-during-persian-festival-of | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | Iranians are Setting an Auspicious Date for a New Uprising | Townhall | 12 MAR 2018 | https://townhall.com/columnists/ivansheehan/2018/03/12/iranians-are-setting-an-auspicious-date-for-a-new-uprising-n2460023 | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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TANTER & SHEEHAN | US, Israel Must Grow Closer to Tear the Iranian Regime Apart | The Hill | 11 MAR 2018 | http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/377807-xus-israel-must-grow-closer-to-tear-the-iranian-regime-apart | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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TANTER & SHEEHAN | Is It Time For Trump to Abandon the Iran Deal? | Newsmax | 8 MAR 2018 | https://www.newsmax.com/raymondtanter/iran-nuclear-deal-trump-obama/2018/03/08/id/847598/ | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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TANTER & SHEEHAN | Iran and Israel Could Go to War Next Year | The National Interest | 25 FEB 2018 | http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/iran-israel-could-go-war-next-year-24640 | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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TANTER & SHEEHAN | Iran's Cyber Warfare Against its People Must Not Stand | The Hill | 23 FEB 2018 | http://thehill.com/opinion/international/375220-irans-cyber-warfare-against-its-people-must-not-stand | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | It's Time for the West to Lean on Tehran — the Iranian People Deserve It | National Post | 21 FEB 2018 | http://nationalpost.com/opinion/its-time-for-the-west-to-lean-on-tehran-the-iranian-people-deserve-it | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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TANTER + SHEEHAN | Will Israel and Iran Go to War? | Newsmax | 16 FEB 2018 | https://www.newsmax.com/raymondtanter/israel-iran-syria-war/2018/02/16/id/843868/ | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN & TANTER | 2018 Winter Olympics an Occasion to Rein in Rogue Regimes | The Hill | 11 FEB 2018 | http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/373310-2018-winter-olympics-an-occasion-to-reign-in-rogue-regimes | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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SHEEHAN | An Iran Without the Ayatollah is No Longer Unthinkable | Washington Examiner | 9 FEB 2018 | http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/an-iran-without-the-ayatollah-is-no-longer-unthinkable/article/2648616 | Accessible @ www.professorsheehan.com
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With the president’s signature on H.R. 3364, formally known as the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017, the Trump administration — eager for legislative accomplishments in the wake of the GOP failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act — can take credit for turning the page on failed Obama-era policy toward the Islamic Repu...
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The Iran nuclear agreement — officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — has been in effect for a year and a half, during which time the world has been able to assess the impact of its formal implementation. But it has now had two full years to consider the effects of its negotiation, which concluded on July 14, 2015.
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Le Président américain Donald Trump devrait rencontrer son homologue français Emmanuel Macron le 14 juillet. Les dirigeants auront à parler de beaucoup de choses. Les deux hommes sont d'anciens dirigeants d'entreprises qui se sont engagés à améliorer les perspectives économiques de leurs pays, tout en renforçant les industries naissantes, et de nom...
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The election of Donald Trump last year set the stage for major changes in U.S. foreign policy and particularly American policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. It was clear on the campaign trail that Trump’s views on Iran could hardly be more different than those of his predecessor, Barack Obama. Almost six months into his first term the admini...
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A generation ago, the United Nations launched the Global Compact, an effort to connect sustainability with private-sector entrepreneurism. Today, it is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, involving more than 12,000 signatories from over 160 countries. The creation of the Global Compact was a landmark event in that it signaled...
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Excerpt: “In the 2017 contest Iranians have again been denied an opportunity to choose from those who represent a meaningful departure from the status quo, they have been denied access to information from credible news outlets, and journalists, activists, and scholars have been denied basic freedoms widely considered staples of liberal democracy…...
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Excerpt: “There is an urgent need for Washington to undertake a thorough counterintelligence investigation of Iran’s influence campaign in the US.”
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On September 29, 2016, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan was interviewed by "Cited" podcast for an episode on the state of academic freedom in Iran. Sheehan’s interview follows the release of Professor Homa Hoodfar, a Canadian-Iranian anthropologist who had been detained in Tehran's Evin prison since March. Cited is an award-winning documentary radio program...
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The announcement of a preliminary nuclear deal with Iran – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – touched off fierce discussion in Washington over the nature of the accord and how Congress should evaluate it.
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There is a need for a choice of scales to evaluate the full range of suicidal phenomena. Such scales must be capable of use as both safety and efficacy outcome measures in research and in clinical settings. Central to the success in finding and developing effective anti-suicidal medications is having a sensitive suicidality scale that can detect an...
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This book presents essays based on papers at the annual Middle East Dialogue held in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), and at the Conference of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) held in Ifrane, Morocco. The authors suggest muc...
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Specialists in one field sometimes see an attractive concept in use in another field, seize it, drag it, and try to put it on display to enhance or legitimize activities in their own field. The concept may not actually work as it should work in the new arena. As a result it may be adapted to suit new purposes that are not compatible with its origin...
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Commentary translated into Farsi and featured in segment on Iran National Television and excerpted in Iranian newspaper.
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Also appeared in print version of The Hill (pg. 15) on October 24, 2013. Article was subsequently quoted in a segment on MSNBC during a visit by the Iraqi Prime Minister to the White House.
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Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. has published a new monograph entitled The Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK)—Shackled by a Twisted History through the University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs. Bloomfield, a former defense and foreign policy official who has served three presidents over five administrations in the Pentagon, White House and State...
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Syndicated by McClatchy and published in The Sacramento Bee, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Kansas City Star, and other outlets.
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Also ran online on June 8, 2012.
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Whether the Global War on Terror (GWOT) has changed the terrorist threat is a matter of controversy. This study, using transnational terrorism events data from 1993 through 2004, employs a time-series approach to investigate the extent to which the onset of the GWOT (beginning with the invasion of Afghanistan) and related events (the invasion of Ir...
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The impact of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), with its emphasis on preemptive military force, is a matter of considerable debate. This timely book employs a time series intervention approach to evaluate the extent to which the onset of the GWOT (beginning with the invasion of Afghanistan) and related events (the invasion of Iraq, the capture of...
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After merging transnational terrorism incident data from ITERATE and RAND-MIPT for 1993-2004, I extracted quarterly time series of the frequency, dispersion, lethality, type of attack and type of victim of transnational terrorist incidents. I then used a time series intervention approach (with ARIMA modeling) to test the impact of the GWOT and the...
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The text fuses past and present thinking on terrorism with concepts derived from the field of conflict resolution. Beginning with a definition of terrorism and the implications of various characterizations of terrorists, the study then moves on to a discussion of the basic types and characteristics of terrorism, as well as the operational and tacti...

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