Syria Experts

Senior Research Fellow, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, and Lecturer in Political Science, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Advisor to the former Prime Minister, Lebanon
Assistant Professor, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
Daniel Neep is Assistant Professor in political science at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.Neep's main field of expertise is the politics of modern Syria. He is the author of 'Occupying Syria under the French Mandate: Space, Insurgency and State Formation' (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and is currently conducting new...
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Professor of History, University of Virginia; Senior J.R. Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace (2007-08)
Elizabeth F. Thompson is professor of history at the University of Virginia.  She is author of Justice Interrupted:  The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East  (Harvard, 2013), which profiles a dozen political movements against tyranny and inequality in the Middle East since 1839, culminating in the Arab uprisings of 2011.  Her first book, Colonial Citizens:...
Staff Writer for the Middle East, diplomacy, and national security, The Washington Post
Journalist and Author/Editor of eight books, most recently editor of "The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are"
Robin Wright is a journalist, author and foreign policy analyst. She is currently a USIP Senior Fellow-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar. Her projects explore new trends in the Islamic world--the Arab revolts, the rise and fall of political Islam, and future of the Middle East, and new U.S.-Iran diplomacy.  She identifies issues that will define the next decade, when the Middle East’s tran...