Gerges, Fawaz A.


Professor Fawaz A. Gerges  

Department

Position held

Department of International Relations

Emirates Chair in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies

Department of International Relations

Professor of International Relations

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Professor Gerges' special interests include Islam and the political process; social movements, including mainstream Islamist movements and jihadist groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood and al- Qaeda factions; Arab politics and Muslim politics in the 20th century; the international relations of the Middle East; the Arab-Israeli conflict, state and society in the Middle East, including Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Libya, and others; American foreign policy towards the Muslim world; the modern history of the Middle East, history of conflict; diplomacy and foreign policy; and historical sociology.

He is writing two books tentatively titled 'The Making of the Arab World: Nasser and Qutb and the Origins of the Nationalist-Islamist Long War'; and 'Contentious Politics in the Middle East.'

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Publications

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2014

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2014) Syria: elections in the time of carnage Middle East International (28 Apr 2014) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2014) Syria: the odds are against the opposition Middle East International (13 May 2014) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2014) Opinion: why Iraq elections can't fix chaos left behind by U.S. Middle East International (1 May 2014) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2014) Al-Maliki's divisive leadership has opened a window for al-Qaida in Iraq Guardian (8 Jan 2014) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2014) Iraq's central government suffers mortal blow Middle East International (17 Jun 2014) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A., ed (2014) The new Middle East: protest and revolution in the Arab world Cambridge University Press, London, UK. ISBN 9781107616882

2013

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2013) Premature obituaries for political Islam Foreign Policy (16 Jul 2013) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2013) Saudi Arabia and Iran must end their proxy war in Syria Guardian (15 Dec 2013) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2013) Egypt coup: the military has not just ousted Morsi. It has ousted democracy Guardian (4 Jul 2013) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2013) The Islamist moment: from Islamic state to civil Islam? Political Science Quarterly, 128 (3). 389-426. ISSN 1538-165X

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2013) What changes have taken place in US foreign policy towards islamists? Contemporary Arab Affairs, 6 (2). 189-197. ISSN 1755-0912

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2013) The Obama approach to the Middle East: the end of America's moment? International Affairs, 89 (2). 299-323. ISSN 0020-5850

2012

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2012) A Muslim brother leads Egypt, have no fear Reuters Africa (26 Jun 2012) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2012) The Syrian regime is not a house of glass Guardian (25 Jul 2012) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2012) Egypt's Sinai problem won't be solved with air strikes Guardian (8 Aug 2012) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2012) The transformation of Arab politics: disentangling myth from reality In: Shlaim, Avi and Louis, Roger, (eds.) The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: Origins and Consequences. Cambridge Middle East studies (36). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 285-314. ISBN 9780521174794

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2012) Viewpoint: Syria set for drawn-out conflict BBC News (30 Aug 2012) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2012) Obama and the Middle East: the end of America's moment? Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230113817

2011

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2011) The rise and fall of Al-Qaeda Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199790654

2010

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2010) The truth about drones Newsweek (30 May 2010) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2010) Iraq's delayed democracy Guardian (19 Mar 2010) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2010) The transformation of Hamas Nation (7 Jan 2010) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2010) The Muslim Brotherhood: new leadership, old politics Guardian (20 Jan 2010) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2010) The Middle East at the crossroads: part I Yaleglobal Online (8 Jun 2010) Blog entry

2009

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Disappointed with Obama New York Times (5 Nov 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Afghanistan is mission impossible CNN Online (3 Dec 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) An act of desperation New York Times (5 Nov 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Commentary: Ahmadinejad's problem with women CNN Online (10 Jun 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Commentary: Mideast peace talks going nowhere CNN Online (25 Sep 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Gaza notebook Nation (16 Jan 2009) Blog entry

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Commentary: why Obama should release photos CNN Online (18 May 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Commentary: sick man of the Middle East CNN Online (24 Aug 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Commentary: Obama must speak to young Muslims CNN Online (2 Jun 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Commentary: Iran's nuclear work will go on CNN Online (11 Jun 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Commentary: Iran's hardliners are the real losers CNN Online (15 Jun 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Hamas is a Mideast reality Los Angeles Times (31 Jan 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) The Middle East: intractable conflict?: the transformation of Hamas? IDEAS reports - strategic updates, Kitchen, Nicholas, ed SU003. LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Prospects for reform?: the Iranian elections: Iran after the presidential elections: international prospects IDEAS reports - strategic updates, Kitchen, Nicholas, ed SU002. LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Al-Qaida today: a movement at the crossroads Open Democracy (14 May 2009) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) The mountebanks & the apostates National Interest (23 Jun 2009) opinion

Kitchen, Nicholas and Kepel, Giles and Gerges, Fawaz A. and Ashton, Nigel J and Aran, Amnon (2009) The Middle East: intractable conflict? IDEAS reports - strategic updates, Kitchen, Nicholas, ed SU003. LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Kitchen, Nicholas and Shakibi, Zhand and Akbari, Azadeh and Sadeghi, Shirin and Gerges, Fawaz A. and Ehteshami, Anoush (2009) Prospects for reform?: the Iranian elections IDEAS reports - strategic updates, Kitchen, Nicholas, ed SU002. LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2009) Obama's Middle East challenge: part I Yale Global (16 Jun 2009) Blog entry

2008

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2008) Petraeus progress report falls flat Dissent Magazine (8 May 2008) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2008) Hezbollah and the future of Lebanon Dissent Magazine (1 Jun 2008) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2008) War fatigue: how the Iraq war is straining our U.S. soldiers Dissent Magazine (12 Apr 2008) opinion

2007

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2007) Deadly embrace The Washington Post (21 Oct 2007) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2007) Osama bin Laden's growing anxiety The Christian Science Monitor (26 Oct 2007) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2007) Bin Laden's new image: younger, more Marxist The Christian Science Monitor (13 Sep 2007) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2007) His mentor turns on Bin Laden International Herald Tribune (21 Sep 2007) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2007) The triumph of tribal vengeance: the hanging of Saddam was a dangerous mistake Guardian (4 Jan 2007) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2007) Seething anger in a broken Middle East Yale Global (12 Jun 2007) Blog entry

2006

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) Postcard from Lebanon The Washington Post (17 Jul 2006) Blog entry

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) Stoking Muslim anger The International Herald Tribune (13 Oct 2006) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) Is political Islam on the march? The Christian Science Monitor (6 Jun 2006) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) Al Qaeda's Hydra head in Iraq The Christian Science Monitor (22 Jun 2006) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) Zarqawi: the man, the image, the video star The Christian Science Monitor (28 Apr 2006) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) Lebanon on the brink: assassination of industry minister not a surprise in deeply divided country ABC News Online (21 Nov 2006) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) Are we safe yet?: a foreign affairs roundtable: responses and discussion round 2 Foreign Affairs (11 Sep 2006) other

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) Are we safe yet?: a foreign affairs roundtable: responses and discussion round 1: a nuisance, not a strategic threat Foreign Affairs (7 Sep 2006) other

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) A widening sectarian rift pushes Iraq to the brink of civil war The Christian Science Monitor (25 Jul 2006) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) The Osama bin Laden I know Foreign Policy (1 Sep 2006) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) Journey of the jihadist: inside Muslim militancy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Orlando, USA. ISBN 9780151012138

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2006) Iraq war fuels global Jihad Yale Global (21 Dec 2006) Blog entry

2005

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2005) Buried in Amman's rubble: Zarqawi's support The Washington Post (4 Dec 2005) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2005) Zarqawi and the D-word: is democracy un-Islamic? The Washington Post (30 Jan 2005) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2005) Al-Qa'ida turns jihad into war by media The Independent (24 Oct 2005) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2005) The far enemy: why jihad went global Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521791403

2004

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2004) Watching it unravel The New York Daily News (11 Apr 2004)

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2004) Rudderless in the storm: Arab politics before and after the Iraq War Dissent (1 Jan 2004)

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2004) Telling fairy tales about Iraq The Star-Ledger (3 Oct 2004)

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2004) Sunni insurgency The Baltimore Sun (4 Apr 2004) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2004) Iraq needs a statesman, not a strongman The Baltimore Sun (26 Sep 2004) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2004) Iraqi abuse revelations deepen distrust of US Yale Global (28 May 2004) Blog entry

2003

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2003) Who listens to Abbas? Newsday (11 Jun 2003) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2003) Development crisis in the Arab world The Star-Ledger (26 Oct 2003)

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2003) Fundamental Arab reform can't be had by force The Christian Science Monitor (21 Jan 2003) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2003) Understanding Iraq's resistance The Christian Science Monitor (10 Sep 2003) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2003) Empty promises of freedom The New York Times (18 Jul 2003) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2003) Involve Iraqis in postwar plans The Baltimore Sun (28 Jan 2003) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2003) Dismantling al-Qaida The Baltimore Sun (23 Nov 2003) opinion

2002

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2002) Palestinians must take charge of their own destiny The Los Angeles Times (20 Feb 2002) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2002) Al Qaeda's coils grip the media; airwaves and the internet fall prey to terrorist tactics The Los Angeles Times (10 Sep 2002)

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2002) Hearts, minds and terror The Los Angeles Times (31 Oct 2002) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2002) Pressure on Arafat now comes from within The New York Times (17 May 2002) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2002) What's behind the new Arab momentum? The New York Times (15 Mar 2002) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2002) The Arab tide turns against bin Laden The Los Angeles Times (4 Jan 2002)

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2002) Intensify efforts to reach Muslims The Baltimore Sun (21 Mar 2002) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2002) War plays into hands of Islamic terrorists The Baltimore Sun (8 Nov 2002)

2001

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2001) The tragedy of Arab-American relations The Christian Science Monitor (18 Sep 2001) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2001) A time of reckoning The New York Times (8 Oct 2001)

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2001) Saudi Arabia must stand up to bin Laden The Los Angeles Times (21 Nov 2001) opinion

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2001) Islamists put Arafat's back against the wall The Baltimore Sun (9 Dec 2001) opinion

1999

Gerges, Fawaz A. (1999) America and political Islam: clash of cultures or clash of interests? Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521630429

1994

Gerges, Fawaz A. (1994) The superpowers and the Middle East: regional and international politics, 1955-67 Westview Press, Boulder, USA; Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780813386966


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Professor Gerges has been the recipient of a MacArthur, Fullbright and Carnegie Fellowships. He was recently a Carnegie Scholar, who has just returned from the Middle East after completing a fifteen-month field study in the region. The Washington Post selected 'The Far Enemy' as one of the best 15 books published in the field. 'Journey of the Jihadist' was on the best-selling list of Barnes and Nobles and 'Foreign Affairs' magazine for several months.

In the last decade, Professor Gerges has spent almost five years residing in the greater Middle East conducting field research and interviews with hundreds of activists, civil society leaders, clerics, dissidents and officials.

He is Director of LSE's Middle East Centre, which opened in October 2010.

 

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