Give a detailed description of your research project, i.e. an account of the research questions that you will pursue and what theory and methodology that you will adopt.

The Images and International Security: Jamal Khashoggi Case project emphasizes the role that images play in world politics. Images circulate rapidly, reaching audiences across the globe. Images can help create conflicts, they document atrocities, but they also show how former enemies can be reunited. Images speak security, but governments, diplomats, journalists and activists compete to define what exactly images say. Images and International Security is devoted to building new theory and empirical insights on why and how images influence international relations. The research proposal should answer the following question: How Al-Jazeera (the Qatari and Brotherhood-affiliated media) uses images of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for the sake of distorting the image of Saudi Arabia not out of concern for his safety, but because he has a Saudi passport. Its unlikely to see this organized campaign against Saudi Arabia and intensified coverage of Jamal Kashoggi if Kashoggi had another nationality other than the ones that have boycotted Doha. Purpose of the research project 1. Whats the general purpose of the project? (to prove that images are important and can be used to influence international relations. And find a way to effectively counter images attacks without distorting my image. WARNING: This proposal will be presented to the Saudi Government, so dont you use any information or sources that are against the views of Saudi Arabia. Answer How Al Jazeera, the Qatari and Brotherhood-affiliated media, used images in all its affiliated-media channels to exploit the Jamal Khashoggis name and politically using him not out of concern for him or for journalism, but to serve the political aims of Doha. 2. What kind of new insights and results may the project produce? 3. How important images are in gaining political momentum, creating conflicts, documenting atrocities, and reuniting former enemies? 4. How has the Saudi government been impacted by the influence of circulating Khashoggi-related images with misleading information? Background 1. Describe the background of the research project. 2. Give a summary of the research already published relating to the proposed research project. Project description 1. Give a detailed description of your research project, i.e. an account of the research questions that you will pursue and what theory and methodology that you will adopt. 2. What kind of new insights and results may the project produce? What does your project add to the already accumulated knowledge? 3. Are there any ethical considerations in relation to the methods used in the project? How will you address these considerations? 4. Are there any limitations of the project? In writing the research proposal you should consider: The field of research or topic of investigation Your primary research objective or central research question to address The value of your research and the contribution it will make to your field The context and background of your research Your research strategy and methods What should I include in my thesis proposal? 1. Title: A precise and informative description of the project. Avoid acronyms and phrases such as “A study of . . .” 2. Abstract: A summary of the proposed research that includes the key research question or hypothesis, the rationale for the research, and the method to be employed in the study 3. Aims & significance: A clearly focused statement of the overall purpose of the proposed research (i.e., why is it important?) 4. Research questions and/or hypotheses: the questions that the proposed research will address and/or the hypotheses that will be tested 5. Literature review: A preliminary review of the key research that has already been carried out in the field and identification of the gaps in the literature that the proposed research aims to fill 6. Methodology: An explanation of what type of data will be required to answer the research questions or test the hypotheses and how the data will be collected and analysed 7. Timetable: An indication of how the research will be carried out over the duration of a full-time (3 years for PhD) candidature 8. Resources: An indication of the funding that will be required over the course of the candidature (e.g., for fieldwork) as well any special materials or training that may be necessary for the successful completion of the project 9. Bibliography: A list of references cited in or relevant to the proposal (This should not be counted as words)