Who Is a Rebel? Typology and Rebel Groups in the Contemporary Middle East

Hyeran Jo, Rotem Dvir, Yvette Isidori


This article provides a typology of rebel groups in the Middle East from the perspective of political science and situates them in a broader context of rebellion around the world.


Rebel Groups; Civil conflicts; Middle East

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17192/meta.2016.6.4571

Hyeran Jo is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. Her research deals with the working of international organizations, the design of international rules and agreements, and the question of compliance with international law by non-state actors. Her publications include her monograph Compliant Rebels: Rebel Groups and International Law in World Politics (2015). She currently directs the research project Rebel Groups and International Law funded by the National Science Foundation. 

Rotem Dvir is a graduate student in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He did his undergraduate work at Haifa University, Israel. His research interest is in political violence and the politics of Middle East.

Yvette Isidori is an undergraduate student majoring in political science and international commerce at Texas A&M University. She is interested in terrorism and the Middle East.