Middle East and North Africa Experts
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History, University of Virginia and Senior J.R. Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace (2007-08)
I am a specialist in 20th-century Middle Eastern history, with a broad interest in how foreign inter¬vention has influenced political development there. My first book, Colonial Citizens, examined France's experiment in building constitutional republics in Syria and Lebanon under conditions of foreign occupation, the political institutions and rights of citizenship forged under the peculiar con...
President, Intercultura Foundation; Former Italian Ambassador to India, 2008-2010; Former Italian Ambassador to Iran, 2003-2008
Author; Former Chief Correspondent, New York Times
Journalist and Author/Editor of eight books, most recently editor of "The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are"
Robin Wright is a journalist, author and foreign policy analyst. She is currently a USIP Senior Fellow-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar. Her projects explore new trends in the Islamic world--the Arab revolts, the rise of political Islam and the counter-jihad against extremism. She also identifies issues that will define the next decade, when the Middle East’s transformation will be a maj...