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Fawaz GergesFawaz A. Gerges is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and holder of the Emirates Professorship in Contemporary Middle East Studies. He was also the Director of the LSE Middle East Centre  from 2010 until 2013.

Gerges’ most recent books  are  The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, January 2014) and Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment? (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2013). On the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 , Oxford University Press released Gerges’ book, The Rise and Fall of Al Qaeda.


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  • The Guardian: Discontent has been building steadily over the past two years among Sunni Arabs who feel excluded and voiceless. The solution is political, not military >read
  • The Guardian: Peace talks on Syria can’t work without a compromise between the two Gulf powers driving the conflict >read
  • H-Diplo Roundtable Review: Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment >read
  • The Guardian: Only Assad can prove the ‘toxic gas’ claims are false >read
  • Foreign Policy, The Middle East Channel: Premature Obituaries for Political Islam >read
  • The Guardian: Egypt coup: the military has not just ousted Morsi. It has ousted democracy >read
  • CNN: Why drone strikes are real enemy in ‘war on terror’ >read
  • CNN: Syrian hostilities bring Middle East catastrophe closer >read
  • BBC: Syria’s set for drawn-out conflict  >read
  • Gerges discussing Assad’s state of mind on CNN’s Amanpour >watch
  • Review of Obama and the Middle East in LSE’s Review of Book >read
  • The Huffington Post reviews Obama and the Middle East >read
  • The Guardian: Egypt’s Sinai problem won’t be solved with airstrikes >read
  • The Economist reviews Obama and the Middle East >read
  • The Guardian: The Syrian regime is not a house of glass >read
  • CNN: Syria’s attack on Turkish plane could ignite conflict >read
  • Reuters: A Muslim Brother leads Egypt, have no fear >read
  • Times Higher Education:  Obama and the Middle East selected as Book of the Week >read
  • New Statesman: why the crisis in Syria will be long and bloody >read
  • Discussing what comes next in Syria with Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s Global Public Square >watch
  • Christian Science Monitor:  Will Al Qaeda cement its foothold in Syria? >read
  • Newsweek: How the Arab Spring Beat Al Qaeda  >read
  • openDemocracy:  The new capitalists: Islamists’ political economy>read

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  • Professor Gerges can be contacted on: +44 (0)77 0360 7479
  • The New Middle East