Peer-reviewed publications

Martin-Shields, C., & Al Achkar, Z. (2023). Human Subjects, Digital Protocols: The Future of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) And Digital Research in Vulnerable Communities. Personal Data Collection Risks in a Post-Vaccine World, 49.

Al Achkar, Ziad., & Van der Merwe, J. (2022). Data responsibility, corporate social responsibility, and corporate digital responsibility. Data & Policy, 4, E12. doi:10.1017/dap.2022.2

Al Achkar, Ziad. “Digital Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Principles and Protections in the Digital Realm.” Berlin Forum on Global Politics. June 2020.

Al Achkar, Ziad. “Melting Arctic: Implications for the 21st Century.” Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, 20(1), 47-61. March 2019.

Raymond, Nathaniel A., Benjamin I. Davies, Brittany L. Card, Ziad Al Achkar, and Isaac L. Baker. “While We Watched: Assessing the Impact of the Satellite Sentinel Project.” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs 14, no. 2 (2013): 185–91.

Raymond, Nathaniel, Ziad Al Achkar, Stefaan Verhulst, Jos Berens, Lilian Barajas, and Matthew Easton. "Building data responsibility into humanitarian action." OCHA Policy and Studies Series (2016).

Raymond, Nathaniel, Ziad Al Achkar. “Data preparedness: connecting data, decision-making and humanitarian response.” Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University. November 2016.

Card, Brittany, Raymond, Nathaniel, Ziad Al Achkar. “What is Humanitarian Communication?” European Interagency Security Forum, October 2015.

Al Achkar, Ziad, Benjamin Davies, Brittany Card. “Digital Data: Improving Situational Awareness during Complex Humanitarian Crises.” Naval War College MOC Warfighter Journal, May 2014.

Al Achkar, Ziad, Brittany Card, Isaac Baker, Nathaniel Raymond, Benjamin Davies. “Sudan: Anatomy of a Conflict.” Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University, 21 May 2013.


Technical Publications 

What would it take for a company like Palantir to become an acceptable ally? Center for Innovation. February 2019.

Al Achkar, Ziad, Isaac Baker, Nathaniel Raymond. “Imagery Interpretation Guide: Assessing Wind Disaster Damages to Structures.” Harvard University School of Public Health. February 2016.

Card, Brittany, Ziad Al Achkar, Isaac Baker, and Nathaniel Raymond. “Satellite Imagery Interpretation Guide: Intentional Burning of Tukuls.” Harvard University School of Public Health. September 2015.

Al Achkar, Ziad, Brittany Card, Isaac Baker. “Sharing Space: Adapting Military Approaches to Geospatial Analysis for Humanitarian Response and the Documentation of Human Rights Abuses,” HPCR Policy Brief, Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, Harvard School of Public Health, June 2013.

Al Achkar, Ziad. “Digital Risk: How new technologies impact acceptance and raises new challenges for NGOs.” In Achieving Safe Operations through Acceptance: challenges and opportunities for security risk management. Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF). Pp 71-76. 2021.

Card, Brittany, Raymond, Nathaniel, Ziad Al Achkar. “The Case Against Humanitarian Drones.” Open Canada. December 2012.

Book Reviews

Al Achkar, Ziad. Review of Beyond Soccer: International Relations and Politics as Seen Through the Beautiful Game, Journal of Political Science Education, DOI: 10.1080/15512169.2018.1462190


 My beloved Lebanon – Joining the revolution, virtually. CDA, November 2021.

Deteriorating refugee situation in Lebanon is reaching a Breaking Point. ATHA, September 17th, 2015.

The Melting Arctic: An Opportunity to Cool Down Tensions. International Policy Digest, March 2015.

Failing Sudan: Never Again? Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations – February 2015.

 Arab Monetary Fund: Victim of Arab Disputes – International Policy Digest, November 2014.

Conflict in Syria: The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend, Maybe? – Journal of Diplomacy & International Relations, October 2014.

Sudan Crisis Sees Death and Starvation in the Nuba Mountains – Policy Mic, October 2013.

Will the Battle for Arctic Resources Become the New Cold War (Literally)? Policy Mic, June 2013.

Everything You Need to Know About Drones – Policy Mic, June 2013.

Immigration Reform is the Key to Our Economic Recovery—Policy Mic, March 2013.

What If You Could Only Vote for Candidates Who Share Your Religion? Policy Mic, January 2013.

In Lebanon, Citizens Fight Religious Leaders for the Right to a Civil Marriage -- Policy Mic January 2013.