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Abdelrahman Rashdan

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Name : Abdelrahman Rashdan
Title: Assistant Lecturer
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Personal Info: Abdelrahman Rashdan is an Assistant Lecturer of Political Science. He holds a Master's degree in International Affairs and a Certificate in Middle East Studies from Columbia University. Mr. Rashdan's research interests include: national security, terrorism, Islamic movements, Middle East politics, and US foreign policy. View More...


Certificate Major University Year
Middle East Studies Columbia University 2011
Masters Masters in International Relations and Middle East Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs 2011
Bachelor Political Economy and International Relations American University in Cairo 2007
International Affairs Claremont McKenna College - USA 2005

Teaching Experience

Name of Organization Position From Date To Date
Gulf Center for Strategic Studies Research Intern 01/01/2010 01/01/2010
Media International Editor and Staff Writer 01/01/2007 30/08/2009

Researches /Publications

The Social Media OSINT Challenge to US Intelligence: Culture Not Gigabytes - 01/0

Abdelrahman ibrahim mahmoud mohamed yahia Rashdan


The unprecedented pace of technological development gave birth to new forms of open source (OS) information that has been increasingly valuable overtime. Internet development made social media a more powerful tool of communication and information dissemination. From an intelligence perspective, the most useful OS information might be that where the online user feels most comfortable and secured in expressing his/her views. However, today’s boom in the usage of social media makes the intelligence services face an influx of unending information stream with a lot of noise involved, which requires very precise mechanism of access, filtration and tracking. Another challenge would be the organizational culture in the IC involved in terms of valuing the importance of information collected through open sources. This paper discusses the challenges that open source intelligence (OSINT) poses to the United States’ IC and some of the different means it uses to overcome them.

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Syrians Crushed in a Complex International Game - 01/0

Abdelrahman ibrahim mahmoud mohamed yahia Rashdan


Analysis on the stakes that main international powers have in the Syrian revolution

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"Problematics [epistemology] of Bias" - 01/0

Abdelrahman ibrahim mahmoud mohamed yahia Rashdan



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Award Donor Date
FUE Outstanding TA Award (FEPS) FUE Graduation Ceremony 2013

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