Modern Egypt: What Everyone Needs to Know. Co-authored with Jeannie Sowers.
Oxford University Press, 2018.
Egypt After Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World.
Princeton University Press, 2008. Re-issued with a new 50-page introduction in 2013. As of July 2016, the book has sold 4,224 copies. It has been reviewed in Perspectives on Politics, Foreign Affairs, Middle East Journal, Digest of Middle East Studies, Asian Politics & Policy, and Middle East Policy.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
“Egypt’s New Authoritarianism under al-Sisi.” The Middle East Journal. 72:2 (Spring 2018), pp. 185-208.
An expanded version of this article will appear in Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould
Mohamedou, ed., State Building in the Middle East and North Africa:
One Hundred Years of Nationalism, Religion, and Politics. I.B. Tauris, 2019.
“What Do Egypt’s Islamists Want? Moderate Islam and the Rise of Islamic Constitutionalism.” The Middle East Journal. 60:4 (Autumn 2006) pp. 707-731.
Chapters in peer-reviewed edited volumes
“Surviving under Rule by Law: Explaining Ideological Change in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood,” in Said Arjomand and Nathan Brown (eds.) Constitutionalism, the Rule of Law, and the Politics of Administration in Egypt and Iran. Albany: SUNY Press, 2013, pp. 249-278.
“What Do Egypt’s Islamists Want? Moderate Islam and the Rise of Islamic Constitutionalism in Mubarak’s Egypt,” in Mehrzad Boroujerdi (ed.) Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and the Theory of Statecraft. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2013, pp. 240-278.
“Egypt: The Origins and Consequences of the January 25 Uprising,” in Mark Haas and David Lesch (eds.) The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East. Boulder: Westview Press, 2012, pp. 35-63.
"Can an Islamic Group Aid Democratization?" in John W. Chapman and Ian Shapiro (eds.) Democratic Community. New York: New York University Press, 1993, p. 313-335.
Articles in non-peer-reviewed venues
"To Stop Sisi, Strengthen Egypt's Judiciary." ForeignAffairs.com, Oct. 22, 2018
“Egypt: Navigating an Uncertain Transition,” Great Decisions, 2013, pp. 19-30.
“Egypt: Key Ally in the Middle East,” Great Decisions, 2009, pp. 53-64.
Works in Progress
The Mixed Legacies of the Arab Spring: Understanding the Different Paths of Arab Authoritarianism.
This book manuscript examines why the large-scale public demonstrations of the Arab spring produced such widely varying outcomes -- from a more open and democratic regime (Tunisia), to a deeper and more brutal authoritarianism (Egypt), to civil war (Syria, Libya, Yemen), to regime continuity with little change (Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco). It proposes a theoretical framework that explains the different types of authoritarian regimes in the Arab world, when these regimes are likely to change, and the likely trajectory of change in each case. It tests and refines this framework through close study of Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. It concludes by offering likely trajectories for future political change in the Arab world. It also offers suggestions to international actors regarding policies that are likely to facilitate the emergence of rule-based, accountable, and participatory governments in the region.
Media Interviews and Editorials
Interviews regarding the Middle East with CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg News (TV and Radio), Fox News Radio, al-Jazeera, The Washington Post, BBC (radio, online, and TV), Anadolu news agency (Turkey), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (in Calgary, Victoria, Halifax, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Toronto), Agence France Presse, Radio Russia, Australian National Radio, NPR-Los Angeles, NPR-Oklahoma City, KCBS-San Francisco, The New York Forum, The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Sirius XM Satellite Radio News, WZBC radio (Boston), The Associated Press, Radio Free Europe, The Charles Adler Show (Canada), The Toronto Star (Canada), The National (United Arab Emirates), Afaq al-Mustaqbal (United Arab Emirates), Sanlian Life Weekly (China), Today’s Zaman (Turkey), Deutsche Welle (Germany), Chai FM (South Africa), La Segunda (Chile), Diario La Tercera (Chile), OnTV (Egypt), Voice of Russia, Utica Observer-Dispatch,
and the Syracuse Post-Standard
- “Egypt: Citizens and Soldiers.” The Montreal Review, March 2011.
- “Now Comes the Hard Part.” Foreignpolicy.com, February 10, 2011.
- “Three Keys to Egypt’s Future.” CNN.com, February 8, 2011.