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Mansoor al-Jamri is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Al-Wasat, an independent Arabic-language newspaper and a regular contributor to other publications on topics such as politics and human rights in Bahrain. He is recipient of the 2011 Committee to Protect Journalists Press Freedom Awards in 2011. Al-Jamri has written two books in Arabic, Memories of Childhood in 2007 and Interventions on Thought and Politics in 2008.
Gregory Johnsen is the co-founder of the blog Waq al-Waq: Islam and Insurgency in Yemen. A former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.
Toby Jones is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University. His scholarship focuses primarily on the political intersections between science, technology, the environment, knowledge production, and state formation, war, and Islamism. During the 2008-2009 he was a fellow at Princeton University’s Oil, Energy and the Middle East project. From 2004 to early 2006 he worked as the political analyst of the Persian Gulf for the International Crisis Group where he wrote about political reform and sectarianism. Jones is author of Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia (2010).
Laurence Louër is a research fellow at Sciences-Po’s Centre for International Research and Studies (CERI). She has served as a permanent consultant for the Policy Planning Department of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 2004 and 2009. She is the editor-in-chief of the quarterly peer-reviewed journal Critique Internationale, and works on minority and identity politics in the Middle East as well as on socio-economic reforms in the Gulf monarchies. She is the author of To Be an Arab in Israel, London, Hurst/New York, Columbia University Press, 2007, Transnational Shia Politics, Political and Religious Networks in the Gulf, London, Hurst/New York, Columbia University Press, 2008 and Shiism and Politics in the Middle East, London, Hurst/New York, Columbia University Press, 2011.
Hugh Roberts is an independent writer, lecturer, and consultant based in Cairo. From 2002 to 2007 he was the Director of the North Africa Project for the International Crisis Group, in which capacity he was responsible for the production of reports on Islamism and on the problems of political reform in North Africa and for initiating a series of reports on Islam and Islamism in Europe. He is the author of The Battlefield: Algeria 1988-2002, Studies in a Broken Polity (Verso, 2003) and currently working on Berber Government: The Kabyle Polity in Pre-colonial Algeria.
Reidar Visser is a research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo and editor of the Iraq website Historiae as well as of the Iraq blog Gulf Analysis. His writings on the subject of federalism and regionalism in southern Iraq and Iraqi nationalism among the Shi’ites include the monograph Basra, the Failed Gulf State: Separatism and Nationalism in Southern Iraq (Transaction Publishers, 2006), An Iraq of Its Regions: Cornerstones of a Federal Democracy? (Edited with Gareth Stansfield, Columbia University Press, 2007), and A Responsible End? The United States and the Iraqi Transition, 2005–2010 (Just World Books, 2010).
Brown, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, is a distinguished scholar and author of six well-received books on Arab politics.
Muasher is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, where he oversees the Endowment’s research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.
Salem is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon. He works and publishes on the regional and international relations of the Middle East as well as issues of political development and democratization in the Arab world.
Sayigh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Syrian crisis, the political role of Arab armies, security sector transformation in Arab transitions, the reinvention of authoritarianism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.