Marc Lynch, Foreign Affairs

Marc Lynch

Foreign Affairs

Berkeley, CA, United States

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Past articles by Marc:

The End of the Middle East

Many American observers were surprised by the direct involvement of no fewer than four Middle Eastern countries in what appeared to be an African conflict. → Read More

Ukraine war has side effects on Middle East geopolitics

Here’s what our survey of Middle East scholars found. → Read More

Academic experts believe that Middle East politics are actually getting worse

Nearly two-thirds of our recent survey group think the Israel-Palestine situation is akin to apartheid. → Read More

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. → Read More

The Arab Uprisings Never Ended

The protests in late 2010 and early 2011 profoundly reshaped every conceivable dimension of Middle Eastern politics. → Read More

Does the decline of U.S. power matter for the Middle East?

Perceived or not, declining American primacy has real effects. → Read More

Is the next Arab uprising happening in plain sight?

Popular protests are on the rise across the Middle East again. What does it mean? → Read More

What the UAE’s arrest of Matthew Hedges means for political science research in the Middle East

When it comes to research safety in the Middle East, the Hedges case is just the tip of the iceberg. → Read More

The New Arab Order

The 2011 Arab uprisings may not have created new democracies across the Middle East as many hoped they would, but they did fundamentally reshape regional relations. In today's Middle East, the new order is fundamentally one of disorder. → Read More

Why Gaza’s ‘March of Return’ isn’t dominating Arab headlines

Polarized media represent a polarized region. New Twitter data shows how. → Read More

Why it won’t be easy to resolve Yemen’s many wars

The preventable consequences of the war have been well documented, and the military conflict is at a stalemate. → Read More

What are the lessons of the Arab uprisings for Iran’s protests?

The protests in Iran are inevitably shaped by the experience of the 2011 Arab uprisings. → Read More

Three things to know about Trump’s Jerusalem gambit

Regional politics will determine what's next. → Read More

What Saudi Arabia’s purge means for the Middle East

How to understand the kingdom when both domestic and regional order is in an unprecedented state of flux. → Read More

Are Islamists making a comeback in the Middle East? Here’s why they succeed — and fail.

Local factors, not grand narratives, are key. → Read More

Three big lessons of the Qatar crisis

What began with the expectation of Qatar’s rapid capitulation has instead settled down into a “long estrangement.” → Read More

My Middle East politics summer reading picks

Pack these insightful new books on the Middle East, Islam and politics as you head off to vacation. → Read More

How Trump’s alignment with Saudi Arabia and the UAE is inflaming the Middle East

Donald Trump's focus on Iran and on Islamism misses other conflicts in the region. → Read More

What kind of deal is Trump making with Saudi Arabia?

Despite his strategy of embracing Arab partners, Trump will almost certainly soon experience tensions. → Read More

Trump just bombed Syria. What next?

Here are four things to watch in the coming days. → Read More