Author and founder of the Project on Middle East Political Science Marc Lynch discussed his new book, “The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East,” which examines the international dimensions of the wars devastating the Arab world and how the optimism of the Arab uprisings has spiraled into retrenched authoritarianism, civil war and humanitarian disasters.
A reception and book signing followed the presentation. Copies of the book were available for purchase courtesy of the Rice University Campus Store.
This event was sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for the Middle East.
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Marc Lynch, Ph.D., is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and the founder and director of the Project on Middle East Political Science. From 2009 to 2015, he served as director of the Institute for Middle East Studies. He is a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a contributing editor at The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, and the co-director of the Blogs and Bullets project at the United States Institute of Peace. In 2016, he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Lynch publishes frequently on the politics of the Middle East, including his latest book, “The New Arab Wars: Anarchy and Uprising in the Middle East” (PublicAffairs, 2016). His other recent books include “The Arab Uprisings Explained” (Columbia University Press, 2014) and “The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East" (PublicAffairs, 2012). Lynch received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Cornell University.