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Fawaz Gerges      

Leading Authority on the Middle East; Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics & Political Science

Fawaz 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 inaugural Director of the LSE Middle East Centre from 2010 until 2013.

Gerges’ most recent books include ISIS: A History, Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Popular Resistance and Marginalised Activism beyond the Arab Uprisings, The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World and Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment? On the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 , Oxford University Press released Gerges’ book, The Rise and Fall of Al Qaeda.

His newest release is Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East. In the novel, Gerges, one of the world’s leading authorities on the Middle East, tells how the clash between pan-Arab nationalism and pan-Islamism has shaped the history of the region from the 1920s to the present.



Opinion | The Islamic State Has Not Been Defeated - The New York ...

Make no mistake: The group will be back unless the conditions that gave birth to it are addressed. By Fawaz Gerges. Mr. Gerges is the author of “ISIS: A History,” ...

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