Marc Lynch

Nonresident Senior Fellow
Middle East Program

Marc Lynch was a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world.

Marc Lynch is no longer with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Marc Lynch was a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world. He is also a professor of political science at the George Washington University, where he recently completed a six-year term as director of the Institute for Middle East Studies. He is the director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, an international network of scholars, and a contributing editor of the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog. He received a B.A. from Duke University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and previously taught at Williams College. His newest book, The New Arab Wars, was published by Public Affairs in 2016; other recent books include The Arab Uprising (Public Affairs, 2012) and The Arab Uprisings Explained (Columbia University Press, 2014). In 2016, he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow to conduct research on the legacies of post-Arab uprising violence.

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  • Up Without Arms
    • December 16, 2019

    Up Without Arms

    The Arab uprisings of 2019 are stages in a political struggle that is likely to continue.

  • The Stability Story
    • May 06, 2019

    The Stability Story

    Authoritarian Arab regimes are reshaping the message from recent protests in Algeria and Sudan to their own advantage.

  • Changing the Story
    • March 13, 2019

    Changing the Story

    Why Arab satellite channels have not watched recent protests in the same way that they did in 2011.

  • Remembering the Victims
    • December 14, 2018

    Remembering the Victims

    There are reasons to believe that human rights norms will be revived in the Middle East before long.

  • The Meaning of Untouchable
    • November 07, 2018

    The Meaning of Untouchable

    As the Khashoggi affair will likely show, accountability is never a problem for Arab leaders.

  • The War After the War
    • September 14, 2018

    The War After the War

    Post-conflict reconstruction is inherently political, involving a struggle for power and influence.

  • The First Casualty
    • March 19, 2018

    The First Casualty

    Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is facing a host of problems, including internal disputes and public apathy.

  • Revolt Does Not Always Mean a Revolutionary Road
    • January 15, 2018

    Revolt Does Not Always Mean a Revolutionary Road

    Comparing the demonstrations in Iran with the Arab uprisings may mean missing an important point.

  • Our Men in Yemen?
    • December 06, 2017

    Our Men in Yemen?

    The fate of Ali Abdullah Saleh underlines the limits of proxy wars in the Middle East, and the suffering they generate.

  • In the Same Basket, or Not?
    • April 28, 2017

    In the Same Basket, or Not?

    The White House has recently hosted two very different views about how to deal with Islamism.


Duke University, B.A.

Cornell University, M.A. and Ph.D.

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