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Robert Springborg

robert.springborg@sciencespo.fr

 

Biography

Robert Springborg is Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London; Visiting Professor, Sciences Po, Paris; and non-resident Research Fellow of the Italian Institute of International Affairs. Until October, 2013, he was Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School and Program Manager for the Middle East for the Center for Civil-Military Relations. From 2002 until 2008 he held the MBI Al Jaber Chair in Middle East Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he also served as Director of the London Middle East Institute. Before taking up that Chair he was Director of the American Research Center in Egypt. From 1973 until 1999 he taught in Australia, where he was University Professor of Middle East Politics at Macquarie University. He has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

 

His publications include Mubarak’s Egypt: Fragmentation of the Political Order; Family Power and Politics in Egypt; Legislative Politics in the Arab World (co-authored with Abdo Baaklini and Guilain Denoeux); Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East first and second editions, (co-authored with Clement M. Henry); Oil and Democracy in Iraq; Development Models in Muslim Contexts: Chinese, ‘Islamic’ and Neo-Liberal Alternatives and several editions of Politics in the Middle East (co-authored with James A. Bill). He co-edited a volume on popular culture and political identity in the Gulf that appeared in 2008. He has published in the leading Middle East journals and was the founder and regular editorialist for The Middle East in London, a monthly journal that commenced publication in 2003. He has worked as a consultant on Middle East governance and politics for the United States Agency for International Development, the US State Department, the UNDP, and various UK government departments, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development. He has advised various intelligence organizations in the US. He has served as expert witness in courts in the UK and Australia on criminal, civil and immigration cases.

 

He is a member and past President (1991), Australasian Middle East Studies Association; member of the National Advisory Committee of the Middle East Policy Council, Washington, D.C. 1997-; member of the Editorial Board of The Middle East in London, 2003-; member of the Editorial Board of the LMEI/SOAS Saqi Series on Contemporary Middle East Issues, 2005-; member of the Board of Trustees of the Committee for British Research in the Levant, 2005-; member of the Board of the British Society for Middle East Studies, 2004-; member of the Editorial Board of Foreign Policy Bulletin, 2005-; Member of the Board of Trustees, Arab-British Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 2007-; member of the Steering Committee of Il Vicino Oriente, September 2007-; member of the Editorial Board of the Routledge Series on the Political Economy of the Middle East, 2008-; member of Phi Beta Kappa Epsilon of Minnesota, 2008-.

 

Publications

Family, Power, and Politics in Egypt: Sayed Bey Marei--His Clan, Clients, and Cohorts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982. Arabic edition translated by Muhammad Sami and published by Dar al Ta`wun, Cairo, 1993.

 

Mubarak's Egypt: Fragmentation of the Political Order. Boulder: Westview Press, 1989.

 

Politics in the Middle East, third edition. Glenview, Ill.: Scott Foresman/Little, Brown, 1990 (with James A. Bill).

 

Politics in the Middle East, fourth edition. New York: HarperCollins, 1994 (with James A. Bill).

 

Politics in the Middle East, fifth edition. New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 1999 (with James A. Bill).

 

Legislative Politics in the Arab World: The Resurgence of Democratic Institutions. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, Publishers, 1999 (with Abdo I. Baaklini and Guilain P. Denoeux).

 

Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001 (with Clement M. Henry).

 

Oil and Democracy in Iraq. London: Saqi Books, 2007 (lead author).

 

Popular Culture and Political Identity in the Arab Gulf States. London: Saqi Books, 2008 (co-editor with Alanoud Alsharekh).

 

Development Models in Muslim Contexts: Chinese, ‘Islamic' and Neo-liberal Alternatives, ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.

 

Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, second edition (with Clement M. Henry).

 

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

 

"In Search of Egypt," Politics (May, 1976), 85-89.

 

"On the Rise and Fall of Arab Isms," Australian Outlook, 31, 1 (1977), 92-109.

 

"New Patterns of Agrarian Reform in the Middle East and North Africa," The Middle East Journal (Spring, 1977), 127-142.

 

"Professional Syndicates in Egyptian Politics, 1952-1970," International Journal of Middle East Studies (October, 1978), 275-295.

 

"Khedivalism along the Nile: The Strategy and Tactics of Egyptian Dependency," World Review (Summer, 1978).

 

"Patrimonialism and Policy Making in Egypt: Nasser and Sadat and the Tenure Policy for Reclaimed Lands," Middle Eastern Studies, 15, 1 (January, 1979), 49-69.

 

"Islamic Revivalism in the Middle East," Current Affairs Bulletin (June, 1979), 14-25.

 

"Sayed Bey Marei and the Changing Nature of Political Clientelism in Egypt," Comparative Political Studies (October, 1979), 259-288.

 

"United States' Policy Toward Egypt: Problems and Prospects," Orbis, 24, 4 (1981), 805-818; reprinted in Journal of Palestine Studies (Summer, 1981), 161-170.

 

"Baathism in Practice: Agriculture, Politics, and Political Culture in Syria and Iraq," Middle Eastern Studies, 17, 2 (April, 1981), 191-209.

 

"Egypt's Future in the Arab World," Current Affairs Bulletin (August, 1982), 4-11.

 

"Food Production in the Arab States: Application of the Australian Dry Land Model," Journal of Arab Affairs, 3, 2 (Fall, 1984), 205-242.

 

"Insurgency in the Middle East," World Review 25, 2 (June, 1986).

 

"Iraqi Infitah: Agrarian Transformation and Elite Consolidation," The Middle East Journal, 40, 1 (Winter, 1986), 33-52. Published in abridged form in MERIP (March-April, 1987), 16-21.

 

"The Gulf War and Political Stability in Iraq," Peuples Mediterraneens, 40 (July-September, 1987), 17-42.

 

"Impediments to the Transfer of Australian Dry Land Agricultural Technology to the Middle East," Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 17 (1986), 229-251.

 

"The President and the Field Marshal: Civil-Military Relations in Egypt," Middle East Report, 147 (July, 1987).

 

"Egypt: Successes and Uncertainties," American-Arab Affairs, 33 (Summer, 1990), 78-98.

 

"Rolling Back Egypt's Agrarian Reform," Middle East Report, 166 (September-October, 1990), 28-30, 38.

 

"Iraq: Myths and Realities," Current Affairs Bulletin, 67, 3 (August, 1990), 26-27.

 

"Agrarian Bourgeoisie, Semiproletarians, and the Egyptian State: Lessons for Liberalization," International Journal of Middle East Studies, 22 (November, 1990), 447-472.

 

"Origins of the Gulf Crisis," Australian Journal of International Affairs, 44 (December, 1990), 221-236.

 

"State-Society Relations in Egypt: The Debate Over Owner-Tenant Relations," The Middle East Journal, 45 (Spring, 1991), 232-249.

 

"The Arab Bourgeoisie: A Revisionist Interpretation," Arab Studies Quarterly, 15, 1 (Winter, 1993), 13-39.

 

"Pax americana: de la guerre froide a la guerre du golfe et au dela," Peuples Mediterraneens, 64-65 (1993), 119-130.

 

"Negotiated Transitions to Democracy," Critique: Journal of Critical Studies of Iran and the Middle East, (Fall, 1994), 1-7.

 

"Legislative Development as a Key Element of Strategies for Democratization in the Arab World," Arab Studies Journal, 3, 1 (Spring, 1995), 95-100.

 

“The Role of Legislatures in Arab Democratic Transitions,” (with Abdo Baaklini and Guilain Denoeux,  Journal of Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies, vol 3, no. 1  (1996), pp. 1-21.

 

“Hariri’s Lebanon: Singapore of the Middle East or Sanaa of the Levant?” (with Guilain Denoeux) Middle East Policy, VI, 2 (October 1998), pp. 158-173.

 

“Egypt: Repression’s Toll,” Current History, (January 1998), pp. 32-37.

 

“Clash of Politics or Civilizations? Sectarianism among Youth in Lebanon,” (with Christine Asmar and Maroun Kisirwani) Arab Studies Quarterly, 21, 4 (Fall 1999), pp. 35-64.

 

“The Military’s Role in Presidential Succession,” (with John Sfakianakis) les notes de l’ifri, 31 (February 2001), pp. 57-72.

 

“Identity in Crisis: Egyptian Political Identity in the Face of Globalization,” Harvard International Review (Fall, 2003), pp. 18-23.

 

“Promoting Democracy and State Building in Palestine: Donor Assistance to the Palestinian Legislative Council,” (with Guilain P. Denoeux) Saffron LMEI Papers on the Contemporary Middle East, 1 (2005).

 

“The Middle East’s Democracy Gap: Causes and Consequences,” The Brown Journal of World Affairs, vol. 13, no. 2 (Spring/Summer 2007), pp. 233-246.

 

“Protest Against a Hybrid State: Words without Meaning?” Cairo Papers in Social Science, v. 29, 2/3 (Special issue on Political and Social Protest in Egypt, edited by Nicholas S. Hopkins), (Summer/Fall 2006, published in 2009), pp. 6-18.

Robert Springborg, “Democratic Beacon in Iraq: A Dim Light Indeed” Orient 52, 2 (2011) pp. 6-11.

“Economic Involvements of Militaries,” The International Journal of Middle East Studies, 43, 3 (August 2011), pp. 397-399.

 

“Whither the Arab Spring? 1989 or 1848?” The International Spectator, 46, 3 (September 2011), pp. 5-12.

 

“The Political Economy of the Arab Spring,” Mediterranean Politics, 16, 3 (November 2011), pp. 427-433.

 

“The Precarious Economics of Arab Springs,” Survival, 53, 6 (December 2011-January 2012), pp. 85-104.

 

“GCC Countries as Rentier States Revisited,” The Middle East Journal, 67, 2 (Spring 2013), pp. 301-309.

 

“Egypt’s Future: Yet another Turkish Model?” International Spectator, 49, 1 (April 2014), pp. 1-6.

 

CHAPTERS IN COLLECTED VOLUMES

 

"Patterns of Association in the Egyptian Political Elite," in George Lenczowski, ed., Political Elites in the Middle East. Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute, 1975.

 

"The Superpowers and the Middle East Conflict," in Mohammed Ayoob, ed., Conflict and Intervention in the Third World. London: Croom, Helm, 1981.

 

"Egypt, Syria and Iraq," in Mohammed Ayoob, ed., The Politics of Islamic Reassertion. London: Croom, Helm, 1981.

 

"Arab and Israeli Perspectives on International Security," in D. McMillen, Asian Perspectives on International Security. London: Macmillan, 1984.

 

"Civil-Military Relations in Egypt," in Ahmad Abdullah, ed. The Army and Democracy in Egypt. Cairo: Sina Publishing, 1990 (in Arabic).

 

"Approaches to the Understanding of Egypt," in Peter Chelkowsi and Robert Pranger, eds., Ideology and Power in the Middle East. Durham: Duke University Press, 1988.

 

"Human Constrains in Extending the Use of Forage Legumes in the Mediterranean Areas, in A.E. Osman, M.H. Ibrahim, and M.A. Jones, eds., The Role of Legumes in the Farming Systems of the Mediterranean Areas. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1990.

 

"Selling War in the Gulf," in St. John Kettle and Stephanie Dowrick, After the Gulf War. Sydney: Pluto Press, 1991.

 

"Egypt," in Tim Niblock and Emma Murphy, Economic and Political Liberalization in the Middle East. London: British Academic Press, 1993.

 

"The United Nations in the Gulf War," in Jacqueline Ismael and Tareq Ismael, The Gulf War and the New World Order. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1994.

 

"Egypt," in W. Phillips Shively, ed., Comparative Governance. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.

 

“Egypt,” (with Abdo Baaklini and Guilain Denoeux), World Encyclopaedia of Parliaments and Legislatures. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998, pp. 218-224.

 

“Jordan,” (with Abdo Baaklini and Guilain Denoeux), World Encyclopaedia of Parliaments and Legislatures. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998, pp. 383-387.

 

“Kuwait,” (with Abdo Baaklini and Guilain Denoeux), World Encyclopaedia of Parliaments and Legislatures. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998, pp. 401-405.

 

“Lebanon,” (with Abdo Baaklini and Guilain Denoeux), World Encyclopaedia of Parliaments and Legislatures. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998, pp. 412-417. 

 

“Palestine,” (with Abdo Baaklini and Guilain Denoeux), World Encyclopaedia of Parliaments and Legislatures. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998, pp. 522-525.

 

“Yemen,” (with Abdo Baaklini and Guilain Denoeux), World Encyclopaedia of Parliaments and Legislatures. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998, pp. 742-747.

 

"Egypt," (with Pam Pelletreau), in Marius Deeb and Bernard Reich, Handbook of Political Science Research on the Middle East. New York: Greenwood Press, 1998.

 

“An Evaluation of the Political System at the End of the Millenium,” in M. Riad El-Ghonemy, ed. Egypt in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges for Development. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.

 

“Foreword,” in Alanoud Alsharekh (ed), Challenging Limitations: The Redefinition of Roles for Women in the GCC. London: Saffron, 2005, pp. 9-11.

 

“Prasidentennachfolge in Agypten: Die Abwehr der Pratorianer?” in Hartmut Fahndrich, ed. Vererbte Macht: Monarchien und Dynastien in der Arabischen Welt. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2005.

 

“Political Islam and Europe: Views from the Arab Mediterranean States and Turkey,” in Michael Emerson and Richard Youngs, eds., Political Islam and European Foreign Policy: Perspectives from Muslim Democrats of the Mediterranean. Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies, 2007, pp. 160-184.

 

“Comparative de-democratization: backsliding in the west, sinking in the south,” in Eberhard Kienle, Democracy Building and Democracy Erosion: Political Change North and South of the Mediterranean. London: Saqi Books, 2009, pp. 135-157.

 

“Is the EU Contributing to Reradicalisation?” in Michael Emerson, Kristina Kausch and Richard Youngs, Islamist Reradicalisation: The Challenge for Euro-Mediterranean Relations. Brussels: Center for European Policy Studies, 2009, pp. 1-25.

 

“Gas and Oil in Egypt’s Development,” in Robert Looney, ed., Handbook of Oil Politics, London: Routledge, 2012, pp. 295-311.

 

“The US Response to the Arab Spring: Leadership Missing,” in Riccardo Alcaro and Miguel Haubrich-Seco, eds., Re-thinking Western Policies in Light of the Arab Uprisings. Rome:  Italian Institute of International Affairs, Research Paper 4 (February 2012) http://www.iai.it/content.asp?langid=2&contentid=+739&ritorno

 

“Learning from Failure: Egypt,” in Thomas C. Bruneau and Cristiana Matei, eds. Handbook of Civil-Military Relations. London: Routledge, 2012, pp. 93-109.

 

“Governance in Egypt,” in Abbas Khadim, Handbook of Governance in the Middle East and North Africa. London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 399-416.

 

“The Hound that Did not Bark: Solving the Mystery of Business without Voice in Egypt,” in Steffen Hertog, Giacomo Luciani and Marc Valeri, eds., Business Politics in the Middle East,”  London, Hurst, 2013.

 

“Egypt: too big to Succeed?” in Robert E. Looney, Handbook of Emerging Economies. London: Routledge, 2014, pp. 397-414.

                       

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

"A Perspective on Individual Regions: The Middle East," in G.H. Frank, Workshop Proceedings: World Oil and Natural Gas Supplies. Palo Alto: Electric Power Research Institute, 1981.

 

"The Transfer of Australian Dry Land Agricultural Technology to the Arab World, with Special Reference to Iraq," in Irwin Herrman, ed., Proceedings of the Second Annual AMESA Conference. Footscray, Victoria: Footscray Institute of Technology Library, 1984.

 

"The Importance of Farming Systems Research in the Transfer of Australian Dry Land framing Technology to the Middle East," in Farming Systems Research Workshop. Canberra: Australian Center for International Agricultural Research, 1985.

 

"A Critical Assessment of the Transfer of Australian Dry Land Agricultural Technology to the Middle East," Canberra: Development Studies Center, ANU, Working Paper No. 85/2, 1985.

 

"Ghazala Regains Ground," South, 17 (March, 1988).

 

"Which is the Real Saddam Hussein?" The Independent Monthly (December 1990-January 1991).

 

“Foreword,” in James B. Mayfield, Local Government in Egypt: Structure, Process, and the Challenges of Reform. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1996.

 

“Arab Parliaments: Why and How to Support their Contribution to Democratization,” to be published as an occasional paper by the Center for Legislative Development, SUNY Albany (co-authored with Abdo I. Baaklini and Guilain Denoeux).

 

“Civilianization of Arab Militaries?” Occasional paper produced by Development Associates, Arlington, Virginia, 1998.

 

“Political Structural Adjustment in Egypt,” Occasional paper published by the European University, Florence, Italy, 1999.

 

“Forward,” in Noha El-Mikawy and Heba Handoussa, Institutional Reform and Economic Development in Egypt. Cairo: The Economic Research Forum, 2001.

 

“Helping to Preserve Middle Eastern Cultural Heritage,” Saudi Business Focus, 3 (June, 2003), pp. 66-71.

 

“Letter from the Director,” The Middle East in London, 1, 1 (April 2004), pp. 3-4.

 

“Against all Odds: Democracy and State-Building in Palestine,” (with Guilain Denoeux) The Middle East in London, 1, 2 (May 2004), pp. 4-5.

 

“Said El Naggar: A Beacon of Liberal Democratic Values in the Middle East,” The Middle East in London, 1, 3 (June 2004), pp. 4-5.

 

“The Middle East in the Wider World,” The Middle East in London, 1, 4 (July/August 2004), pp. 4-5.

 

“Helping to Preserve Middle Eastern Cultural Heritage,” The Middle East in London, 1, 5 (September 2004), pp. 4-5.

 

“Blueprints for Political Reform,” The Middle East in London, 1, 6 (October 2004), pp. 4-5.

 

“Polls Apart?” The Middle East in London, 1, 7 (November 2004), pp. 4-5.

 

“Second time Lucky?” The Middle East in London, 1, 8 (December 2004), pp. 4-5.

 

“Making the Most of Migration Trends,” The Middle East in London, 1, 9 (Februry 2005), pp. 3-4.

 

“Freedom vs Funding: Studying the Middle East in the UK and US,” The Middle East in London, 1, 10 (March 2005), pp. 3-4.

 

“Multiple Candidate Elections in Egypt: Diverting Pressure for Democracy,” E-Newsletter of FRIDE (Fundacion Para Las Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior) no. 6 (11 March 2005).

 

The Democratization Industry and the Middle East. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2005.

 

“Making the Most of UK’s ‘soft cop’ Position,” The Middle East in London, 2, 1 (April, 2005), pp. 3-4.

 

“From Rentier States to a Global Power House,” The Middle East in London, 2, 2 (May 2005), pp. 3-4.

 

“The Middle East and North Africa: The EU’s Mexico,” The Middle East in London, 2, 3 (June 2005), pp. 3-5.

 

“Drawing the Wrong Lessons from Iraq,” The Middle East in London, 2, 4 (July 2005), pp. 3-4.

 

“From New York to London—9/11 and 7/7,” The Middle East in London, 2, 5 (September 2005), pp. 3-4.

 

“Clash of Civilizations—Or Tensions within and between Them?” The Middle East in London, 2, 6 (November 2005), pp. 3-4.

 

“Seeking to Amend the Iraqi Constitution in London,” The Middle East in London, 2, 6 (November 2005), pp. 10-11.

 

“Washington and the War on Terrorism,” The Middle East in London, 2, 7 (December 2005), pp. 3-4.

 

“The Presidential Elections: Rebranding the Status Quo,” al Dimuqratiyya, 20 (October, 2005), pp. 31-34 (in Arabic).

 

“The Islamist Genie Out of the Bottle?” The Middle East in London, 2, 8 (February 2006), pp. 3-4.

 

“Middle East Financial Markets: Greed Trumps Fear,” The Middle East in London, 2, 9 (March 2006), pp. 3-4.

 

“The Changing Face of Arab Culture,” Nature (23 February 2006), p. 913.

 

“Too Little Fear, Not Enough Trust: Reactions to Uncle Sam’s and London’s Middle East Policies,” The Middle East in London, 2, 10 (April  2006), pp. 3-4.

 

“From Baghdad to Beirut: Averting the Lebanization of Iraq,” The Middle East in London, 2, 11 (May  2006), pp. 3-4.

 

“Muslim Public Opinion: Support for Islamic Democracy?” The Middle East in London, 3, 1 (June 2006), pp. 3-4.

 

“Dealing with Islamists: Engage or Confront?” The Middle East in London, 3, 2 (July/August 2006), pp. 3-4.

 

“The Middle East in 2025—Commentary,” Middle East Policy (Summer 2006), pp. 161-166.

 

“Written Evidence,” House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism, Fourth Report of Session 2005-06, (July 2006), pp;. 178-181.

 

“North Africa—Between the Levant and Europe,” The Middle East in London, 3, 3 (September 2006), pp. 3-4.

 

“Acting in Character: Leadership Failure in the Lebanese Crisis,” The Middle East in London, 3, 4 (October 2006), pp. 3-4.

 

“The Suez Crisis—A History Lesson Still to be Learned,” The Middle East in London, 3, 5 (November 2006), pp. 3-4.

 

“The Middle East’s Democracy Gap,” Militaert Tidsskrift (Journal of the Royal Danish Military), 135, 4 (December 2006), pp. 381-387.

 

“The Middle East’s Democracy Gap,” The Middle East in London, 3, 6 (December 2006-Jan uary 2007), pp. 3-4.

 

“Europe Struggles to Come to Terms with its New Neighbours,” The Middle East in London, 3, 7 (February 2007), pp. 3-4.

 

“The Political Costs of Bush’s Middle East Policy,” The Middle East in London, 3, 8 (March 2007), pp. 3-4.

 

“Democracy’s Opportunity Lost,” The Middle East in London, 3, 9 (April 2007), pp. 3-4.

 

“Teaching Religion in the Middle East,” The Middle East in London, 3, 10 (May 2007), pp. 3-4.

 

“Empowerment through Expression,” The Middle East in London, 4, 1 (June 2007), pp. 3-4.

 

“Practice what you Preach,” The Middle East in London, 4, 2 (July-August  2007), pp. 3-4.

 

“The Arc of Crisis and the End of the Empire,” The Middle East in London, 4, 3 (September 2007), pp. 3-4.

 

“Revisiting Globalization: Still a Force for Change in the Middle East?” The Middle East in London, 4, 4 (October 2007), pp. 3-4.

 

“De-democratisation and the Apotheosis of Arab Shadow States,” The Middle East in London, 4, 5 (November 2007), pp. 3-4.

 

“From Washington to Beijing: In Search of a Development Model,” The Middle East in London, 4, 6 (December, 2007), pp. 3-4.

 

“The EU and the Middle East: Megaphone or Muffle?” The Middle East in London, 4, 7 (February, 2008), pp. 3-4.

 

“Arab Gulf States in the Arab World: Providing New Leadership or Decoupling?” The Middle East in London, 4, 8 (March, 2008), pp. 3-4.

 

“Uncle Sam in Iraq: the war of narratives,” Open Democracy (19 March 2008), http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/conflicts/uncle_sam_in_iraq_the_

war_of_narratives

 

“Too Modern Middle East Studies,” The Middle East in London, 4, 9 (April, 2008), pp. 3-4.

 

“Uncle Sam in Iraq: Bumbling Fool or Conniving Neo-Colonial?” The Middle East in London, 4, 10 (May, 2008), pp. 3-4.

 

“Hidden Hands behind Middle East Politics,” The Middle East in London, 5, 1 (June, 2008), pp. 3-4.

 

“GCC and the Arab World: Of Economic Power and Political Leadership,” Gulf News Financial Review (May 2008), pp. 42-43.

 

“Farewell to London, SOAS and the LMEI,” The Middle East in London, 5, 2 (July-August, 2008), pp. 3-4.

 

“Agypten: Armes reiches Land,” Internationale Politik, 66, 3 (Mai/Juni 2011), pp. 96-104 (in German).

 

“Democratic Beacon in Iraq: A Dim Light Indeed,” Orient, 11 (2011), pp. 6-11.

 

“El poder militar en Egipto,” Vanguardia, 39 (Abril/Junio 2011), pp. 22-26 (in Spanish)

 

“Army Guys,” (with Clement M. Henry) The American Interest, 6, 5 (May/June 2011), pp. 14-21.

 

“Why Egypt’s Military will not be able to Govern,” Independent Australia (February 24, 2011) (with Clement M. Henry) http://www.independentaustralia.net/2011/democracy/why-egypts-military-will-not-be-able-to-govern/

 

“A Tunisian Solution for Egypt’s Military,” Foreign Affairs (February 1, 2011), http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/67475/clement-m-henry-and-robert-springborg/a-tunisian-solution-for-egypts-military

 

“Game Over: The Chance for Democracy in Egypt is Over,” Foreign Policy (February 2, 2011) http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/02/02/game_over_the_chance_for_democracy_in_egypt_is_lost

 

“The Vast and Complex Military Machine will Decide Its Future,” The Independent (February 12, 2011) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/the-vast-and-complex-military-machine-will-decide-its-nationrsquos-future-2212491.html

 

“Egypt Without Mubaraks: Sampson Option or New Political Order?” Huffington Post (January 31, 2011), with Clement M. Henry http://www.huffingtonpost.com/clement-m-henry/egypt-without-mubaraks-sa_b_816206.html  Reprinted in  Middle East Insight, 4 (February 7, 2011)

 

“The Arab Spring: Protest, Power, Prospect,” Open Democracy (April 4, 2011), http://www.opendemocracy.net/david-hayes/arab-spring-protest-power-prospect

 

“US Expert: Leadership of ‘Military Inc.’ is Running Egypt,” al Masry al Youm (October 26, 2011), http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/508736

 

“Egypt’s Cobra and Mongoose,” Foreign Policy.com (February 27, 2012) http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/02/27/egypt_s_cobra_and_mongoose Also published in al Masry al Youm (February 27, 2012), http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/683311

 

“States with Mid-Level Production Are Vulnerable, Zocalo (March 13, 2012), http://zocalopublicsquare.org/thepublicsquare/2012/03/12/will-there-be-blood/read/up-for-discussion/

 

“Egypt’s Cobra and Mongoose Become Lion and Lamb,” Foreign Policy, August 14, 2012, http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/08/14/egypts_cobra_and_mongoose_become_lion_and_lamb , reprinted in Marc Lynch, Mursi’s Egypt, POMEPS Briefings 13, Foreign Policy, The Middle Channel, (August 20, 2012)

 

Review of Roger Owen, The Rise and Fall of Arab President’s for Life. Middle East Policy, 19, 4 (Winter 2012), pp. 165-168.

 

“June to June: The More Things Change, the More then Remain the Same,” Jadaliyya (July 2, 2013)

 

“The Man on Horseback,” Foreign Policy (July 2, 2013) http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/07/02/the_man_on_horseback_egypt_military

 

“General al Sisi’s Islamist Agenda for Egypt,” Foreign Affairs, (July 28, 2013) http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139605/robert-springborg/sisis-islamist-agenda-for-egypt

 

“US Should Retool, Not End Military Aid to Egypt,” al Monitor (September 22, 2013)

 

“The Nasser Playbook: The Future of the U.S.—Egyptian Relationship is in the Past,” Foreign Affairs (November 5, 2013) http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140242/robert-springborg/the-nasser-playbook

 

Review of Jason Brownlee, Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian Alliance, Political Science Quarterly, 128, 4 (Winter 2013), pp. 760-761.

 

“Abd al Fattah al Sisi: New Face of Egypt’s Old Guard,” BBC News on line (March 26, 2014) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26188023

 

“Sisi’s Secret Islamism: The Rhetoric and the Reality of Egypt’s New President,” Foreign Affairs (May 26, 2014) http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141458/robert-springborg/sisis-secret-islamism  

 

“The Energy Revolution’s Impacts on the Arab Word,” Online Service of the Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C. (June 10, 2014) http://www.mei.edu/content/article/energy-revolution%E2%80%99s-impacts-arab-world

 

Op-ed and other articles published in various newspapers, magazines, and on-line sites, 1975-present.

 

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