Experts

  • Former Senior Research Associate and Head of the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Marina Ottaway is a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a long-time analyst of political transformations in Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East. She is working on a project at the Wilson Center about the countries of the Arab Spring and Iraq. Ottaway joined the Wilson Center after 14 years at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, during which she played a central role in...
  • Middle East Bureau Chief, The Economist
  • Professor, Georgetown University
    Joseph Sassoon teaches at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, part of the School for Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His expertise includes, history, politics and political economy of the Arab world. He has published three books, the last one won the British-Kuwait Prize for the best book on the Middle East in 2013, and was titled: Saddam Hussein's Ba`th Party: Inside an Author...
  • Professor of Public Policy and Administration, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, Indiana University
    Abdulkader Sinno is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, and a 2014-15 Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He received his PhD from UCLA in 2002, was a CISAC Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and a 2009 Carnegie Scholar. His first book, Organizations at War in Afghanistan and Beyond (Cornell University Press, 2008; 201...
  • Staff Writer for the Middle East, diplomacy, and national security, The Washington Post
  • Professor of Communication, University of Haifa, Israel.
    Gabriel Weimann is a Full Professor of Communication at the Department of Communication at Haifa University, Israel.  His research interests include the study of media effects, political campaigns, new media technologies and their social impact, persuasion and influence, media and public opinion, modern terrorism and the mass media. He published eight books: Communicating Unreality (Los Angel...
  • Journalist and Beirut Bureau Chief, The New York Times
  • 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...

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