Lecturer in International Relations & Security Studies, Curtin University

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

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Lecturer, Curtin University
  • 2016–2016
    Lecturer, University of New England
  • 2011–2015
    Tutor, Monash University

Education

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

Publications

  • 2017
    The Saudi State as an Identity Racketeer, Middle East Critique
  • 2017
    Securitising Identity: the case of the Saudi State, Melbourne University Press
  • 2016
    Foreign Fighters, Human Rights and Self-Determination in Syria and Iraq: Decoding the Humanitarian Impact of Foreign Fighters in Practice , International Community Law Review
  • 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