Marc Lynch

Nonresident Senior Fellow
Middle East Program

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

Marc Lynch is 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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  • 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.

  • All Quiet in the Eastern Palaces
    • February 06, 2017

    All Quiet in the Eastern Palaces

    Donald Trump’s immigration ban has angered many Arabs, but not their leaders.

  • Reading From a Blank Slate
    • November 10, 2016

    Reading From a Blank Slate

    The Middle East may be a place where Donald Trump’s policies have the least impact.

  • Tunisia May Be Lost in Transition
    • September 08, 2016

    Tunisia May Be Lost in Transition

    Calls for reconciliation may derail revolutionary demands for accountability.

  • Sectarianism and the Campaign to Retake Fallujah
    • June 17, 2016

    Sectarianism and the Campaign to Retake Fallujah

    Highly sectarian media coverage and rhetoric surrounding the campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Fallujah threatens to further damage the strained social fabric of Iraq.

Education

Duke University, B.A.

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

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