Thomas Lippman

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Thomas W. Lippman
Born1940 (age 77–78)
Alma materColumbia University[1]
OccupationJournalist, author
Known forJournalist with expertise in the Middle East

Thomas W. Lippman (born 1939) is a journalist and author, specializing in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia–United States relations.[1] Lippman attended Regis High School in Manhattan and graduated from Columbia University. Lippman spent more than 30 years with The Washington Post as a writer, editor and diplomatic correspondent,[2] also serving as the Middle East bureau chief for the Post.[3] Lippman currently serves as an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute.[1][4]


  • Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World (2018) ISBN 1612347029
  • Saudi Arabia on the Edge (2012) ISBN 1597976881
  • Arabian Knight: Colonel Bill Eddy USMC and the Rise of American Power in the Middle East (2008) Selwa Press ISBN 0970115725
  • Inside the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia (2004) ISBN 0813340527
  • Madeleine Albright and the New American Diplomacy (2000) ISBN 0813397677
  • Egypt After Nasser: Sadat, Peace, and the Mirage of Prosperity (1989) ISBN 1557780412
  • Understanding Islam (1995)
  • Islam: Politics and Religion in the Muslim World (1982)
  • The Washington Post Deskbook on Style, McGraw Hill (1989)


  1. ^ a b c "Thomas W. Lippman". Middle East Institute. Archived from the original on 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  2. ^ "Thomas Lippman - "Inside The Mirage"". The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. December 16, 2003. Archived from the original on February 17, 2004. Retrieved 2008-12-02.
  3. ^ "The Saudi-American Alliance, Part One". Public Broadcasting Service. January 6, 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-02.
  4. ^ "Thomas Lippman - Hero of the Crossing - Pritzker Military Museum & Library - Chicago".

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