Marc Lynch

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Marc Lynch is a Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University,[1] where he is also director of both the Institute for Middle East Studies and the Middle East Studies Program.[1] Lynch is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.[2] Lynch is the author of State Interest and Public Spheres: the International Politics of Jordan's Identity, a study of Jordanian society and politics.[3] He is also author of Revolution in the Arab World: Tunisia, Egypt, And the Unmaking of an Era: Foreign Policy, 2011 (eBook). Lynch is also on the editorial board of PS Political Science & Politics.[4] Marc Lynch also writes a blog for Foreign Policy.[5] His most recent publication is a 2012 book about the so-called Arab Spring, The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East. He received his BA from Duke University and his MA and PhD from Cornell University.


  • The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2014)
  • The Tourniquet: A Strategy for Defeating the Islamic State and Saving Syria and Iraq (Center for a New American Security, 2014)
  • The Arab Uprising (PublicAffairs, March 2012)
  • Revolution in the Arab World: Tunisia, Egypt, And the Unmaking of an Era (ForeignPolicy, 2011). eBook.
  • "After Egypt: The Limits and Promise of the Online Challenges to the Authoritarian Arab State". Perspectives on Politics 9, no.2 (2011), pp.301-310.
  • "Veiled Truths: The Rise of Political Islam in the West", Foreign Affairs 89, no.4 (July/August 2010), pp.138-147.
  • Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today (Columbia Univ. Pr., 2007).
  • "Brothers in Arms: Memo to the Muslim Brotherhood on How to Talk to America". P D F file icon Foreign Policy, September/October 2007.


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