Lecturer in Politics, University of New England

Dr. Ben Rich focuses his research on Middle Eastern politics, political violence and international relations. He is an expert on Saudi affairs and power balancing in the Persian Gulf.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Univeristy of New England


  • 2016 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2011 
    Monash, BA Hons


  • 2015
    The Impact of Jihadist Foreign Fighters on Indigenous Secular-Nationalist Causes: Contrasting Chechnya and Syria, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
  • 2012
    Gulf War 4.0: Iran, Saudi Arabia and the complexification of the Persian Gulf equation, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations