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Marc Lynch

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It isn’t just the politicians and the pundits — the center of gravity among the policy community has shifted and nuance is gone.

  • Nov 20, 2015

The Arab uprisings of 2010-11 are often compared country to country, but what happens when we consider their international effects and implications?

  • Sep 17, 2015

Why the “how Islamic is the Islamic State” debate is so heated, and what political science can contribute.

  • Jul 22, 2015

The deal now sets the stage for an intensive, multi-level political battle over ratification and implementation.

  • Jul 14, 2015

Marc Lynch’s annual Middle East summer reading list.

  • Jul 1, 2015

Were the dilemmas of cooperation with Sunni insurgents in 2007 less dramatic than those posed by cooperation today with Iranian-backed militias?

  • Jun 25, 2015

Leaked Saudi cables highlight existing challenges of Middle East politics but don’t necessarily herald future democratic changes.

  • Jun 21, 2015

In the wake of the Arab uprisings, the concept of nation remains important yet dynamic as Middle East states redefine priorities and react to internal and external challenges.

  • Jun 2, 2015

This weekend’s Arab League Summit promised a new era of Arab cooperation. Don’t count on it.

  • Mar 31, 2015

In “Beyond War,” David Rohde argues for the U.S. to work with moderates in the region.

  • May 17, 2013
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Marc Lynch is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, where he is the director of the Project on Middle East Political Science. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Program and the co-director of the Blogs and Bullets project at the United States Institute of Peace. Lynch is the editor of "The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East" and the author of "The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East."
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