Fawaz 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.
Published in: North Africa, West AsiaThe Arab Spring popular uprisings – myth and reality
It is critical to recognize the significance of this revolutionary chapter in the modern history of the Middle East...
Obama and the Middle East: the lessons of Iraq?
Why has the Obama administration been reluctant to intervene directly in the raging Syrian conflict, or even to arm...
The presidential election and US foreign policy in the Middle East
In the presidential campaign, American foreign policy towards the Middle East has overshadowed other regions by far...
The new capitalists: Islamists' political economy
Islamist parties are proving to be the main beneficiaries of the Arab world's political transformation. But their...
America and Israel-Palestine: dangerous disarray
The gap between the Barack Obama administration’s rhetoric and performance in the core middle-east conflict is...
Al-Qaida today: a movement at the crossroads