Thomas Lippman

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Thomas W. Lippman
Born1940 (age 81–82)
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 earned his B.A. from Columbia as a French major in 1961.[2] Lippman spent more than 30 years with The Washington Post as a writer, editor and diplomatic correspondent,[3] also serving as the Middle East bureau chief for the Post.[4] Lippman currently serves as an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute.[1][5]


  • Crude Oil, Crude Money: Aristotle Onassis, Saudi Arabia and the CIA. ABC-CLIO. 2019. ISBN 9781440863943.
  • Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World. University of Nebraska Press. 2016. ISBN 978-1612347028.
  • Saudi Arabia on the Edge: The Uncertain Future of an American Ally. Potomac Books. 2012. ISBN 978-1597976886.
  • Arabian Knight: Colonel Bill Eddy USMC and the Rise of American Power in the Middle East. Selma Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0970115720.
  • Inside the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia. Basic Books. 2004. ISBN 0813340527.
  • Madeleine Albright and the New American Diplomacy. Basic Books. 2000. ISBN 0813397677.
  • Egypt After Nasser: Sadat, Peace, and the Mirage of Prosperity. Paragon House. 1989. ISBN 1557780412.
  • Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World. Penguin Putnam. 1995. ISBN 9780452011601.
  • Islam: Politics and Religion in the Muslim World. Foreign Policy Association. 1982. ISBN 9780871240750.
  • The Washington Post Deskbook on Style. McGraw Hill. 1989. ISBN 9780070683976.


  1. ^ a b c "Thomas W. Lippman". Middle East Institute. Archived from the original on December 15, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "Take Five with Tom Lippman '61". Columbia College Today. October 23, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  3. ^ "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 December 2, 2008.
  4. ^ "The Saudi-American Alliance, Part One". Public Broadcasting Service. January 6, 2006. Retrieved December 2, 2008.
  5. ^ "Thomas Lippman - Hero of the Crossing - Pritzker Military Museum & Library - Chicago".

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