Shadi Hamid

Director of research, Brookings Doha Center. Fellow Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings

Shadi Hamid appears in the following:

The Rise of ISIS Amid A Year Of Foreign Policy Challenges

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shadi Hamid, author of "Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East," looks back at the foreign policy events that changed the world in 2014 

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Egypt Steps Up in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, But to No Avail

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Airstrikes and rocket fire continue in Gaza, despite Israel’s initial embrace of an Egyptian cease-fire proposal — a deal Hamas rejected. Until yesterday, Egypt, the traditional regio...

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Egyptian Democracy Put to the Test

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Both the coup that overthrew Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and this month's election that put military leader al-Sisi in power reflect a democracy that doesn't quite line up with western expectations.

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Egypt: Is This a Coup or a Popular Revolution?

Friday, July 05, 2013

In the days following the ouster of Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, a mix of celebrations in support of the change, and demonstrations against it, have ...

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Military Coup Staged in Egypt, Morsi Ousted as President

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who was elected democratically just one year ago, has officially stepped down from power. In addition to removing the president, the army has suspen...


Examining the Situation in Egypt

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

President Mohamed Morsi proposed a consensus government as a way out of the crisis in Egypt and the country's top general called for an emergency meeting with civilian political leade...

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With 70,000 Syrians Dead, Why are Chemical Weapons the Game Changer?

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

President Obama says the United States will not intervene in Syria unless there is clear evidence that chemical weapons have been used by the Assad regime. But with already 70,000 peo...

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Reassessing Military Aid to Egypt

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The constitutional power grab by Egypt's military could trigger a review here of the money America gives to the country. In March, the Obama administration released more than a billio...


Should the US Intervene in Syria?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

On Monday Arab League representatives met with the United Nations Security Council to discuss a plan of action for Syria. More than 5,000 Syrians have been killed by government forces since protests against President Bashar Al-Assad began last March. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton delivered a strong message of support to the Syrian resistance the same day: "The longer the Assad regime continues its attacks on the Syrian people and stands in the way of a peaceful transition, the greater the concern that instability will escalate and spill over throughout the region."

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How Will Bin Laden's Death Affect Mid East Uprisings?

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Since the start of the political uprisings in the Middle East, regimes have fallen in Egypt and Tunisia. Meanwhile, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain and Libya continue their struggles to unseat dictators and bring about democratic change. And throughout it all, the voice of al-Qaida — and more importantly, its leader, Osama bin Laden — has been relatively silent. The question now remains, will the death of bin Laden at the hands of American forces continue to spur democratic movements or could it fuel terrorist organizations to stand in the way of change in the Middle East?


Revolution Blowback: More Tumult in Middle East

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It’s been an eventful week in the Middle East, but much of the news has been overshadowed by the unfolding disaster in Japan. Saudi military forces have crossed into Bahrain as protester violence continues; the situation in Libya is escalating; and in Egypt, a referendum on the constitution scheduled for Saturday is the cause of raging debate. Amidst all this change in the Middle East, is the United States taking a strong enough position for democracy?

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Competing Factions Vie for Power in Egypt

Monday, January 31, 2011

On Friday, President Hosni Mubarak appointed Omar Suleiman as the country's new vice president. And Nobel Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei returned to his native country and is adopting a leadership role. One of Egypt's most powerful opposition groups, the Muslim Brotherhood, has increased its presence on the streets of Cairo.As Egypt’s central power wobbles, the global conversation has turned to the big question: who will step in if Mubarak leaves?


Egypt 101: Questions, Answers, Guides

Monday, January 31, 2011

Confused about the situation in Egypt? You're not alone. On this morning's Brian Lehrer Show, Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and fellow at the Saban Ce...

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Egypt 101: Your Questions Answered

Monday, January 31, 2011

What are your questions about the situation in Egypt? Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and fellow at the Saban Center for middle East Policy, has answers.

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Who is the Muslim Brotherhood?

Monday, January 31, 2011

Shadi Hamid, Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center, and fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution discusses the various political forces at work in Egypt, and whether the opposition forces span beyond Egypts border.

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Egypt Takes Stock After Major Protests

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Protests erupted in the streets of Cairo and other major Egyptian cities yesterday, calling for the ousting of the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak. Protesters are hoping to share the same success protestors in Tunisia saw in recent weeks, but that may prove to be more difficult dealing with the Egyptian government and military which are much larger and stronger. Emad Shahin, Henry R. Luce associate professor of religion, conflict and peace building at the University of Notre Dame, analyzes these protests and the Egyptian government.