Marc Lynch

Marc Lynch is professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University, where he directs the Elliott School’s Middle East Studies Program. He is the director of the Project on Middle East Political Science and co-director of the Program on African Social Research. He is the co-editor of The Political Science of the Middle East: Theory and Research After the Arab Uprisings (Oxford University Press, 2022). Marc’s Abu Aardvark blog is now published on Substack. 

Will protests over the Israel-Hamas war shift U.S. policy?

Two experts share their insights on the growing number of U.S. protest events.

Gaza and Israel: Five things to watch

Here’s what you need to know following Saturday’s attack by Hamas.

Why does Biden want Saudi-Israeli normalization so badly?

The Abraham Accords may define a new regional order.

A transition for TMC (The Monkey Cage): Moving on from The Washington Post

We’re grateful to The Post and excited about our next chapter

What Middle East scholars really think about boycotting Israel

The latest Middle East Scholars Barometer survey explored this contentious issue — and more

Ukraine war has side effects on Middle East geopolitics

Here’s what our 2022 survey of Middle East scholars found.

Academic experts believe that Middle East politics are actually getting worse

Nearly two-thirds of our recent survey group think the Israeli-Palestinian situation is akin to apartheid

Here’s how experts on the Middle East see the region’s key issues, our new survey finds

We asked about their views on the Israel-Palestine conflict, Iran’s nuclear program and more

Expect a tumultuous 2020 in the Middle East

The embassy assault in Baghdad is just the beginning. Here are 3 trends to watch.

Attempts to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization have failed before. Why is it returning now?

Trump’s Middle East policy pattern shows disregard for the consequences.