What Readers are Saying about Nasser’s Peace

Gamal Abdel Nasser was arguably one of the most influential Arab leaders in history. As President of Egypt from 1956 to 1970, he could have achieved a peace agreement with Israel, yet he preferred to maintain his unique leadership role by affirming pan-Arab nationalism and championing the liberation of Palestine, a common euphemism for the … More What Readers are Saying about Nasser’s Peace

A Humiliated Arab World Turns to Islamism

Published in the Jewish Chronicle. During the 1950s and 60s, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser guided and shaped Arab public opinion. Nasser emerged as the undisputed leader of the Arab world by championing pan-Arabism — a secular ideology that advocated Arab unity and freedom from Western influence. It also championed the liberation of Palestine, a euphemism … More A Humiliated Arab World Turns to Islamism

Nasser’s Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War

Published in BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 472. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Egypt under Gamal Abdel Nasser once shaped and guided Arab public opinion. Cairo was the capital of the Middle East, and Nasser’s secular pan-Arab ideology challenged the West, Israel, and other Arab states. Nasser’s Egypt showed how a developing country with a large population could persevere … More Nasser’s Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War

Nasser’s Peace: Egypt’s Response to the 1967 War with Israel

I am thrilled to announce the release of my first book, Nasser’s Peace: Egypt’s Response to the 1967 War with Israel. Gamal Abdel Nasser was arguably one of the most influential Arab leaders in history. As President of Egypt from 1956 to 1970, he could have achieved a peace agreement with Israel, yet he preferred to … More Nasser’s Peace: Egypt’s Response to the 1967 War with Israel

What Can You Do with a CofC History Degree?

Published in the College of Charleston Department of History. College of Charleston had a profound impact on my understanding and appreciation for history in general and Middle Eastern studies in particular. I am a South Carolina native and have always been fascinated in history and foreign affairs, ever since a family trip to the Middle … More What Can You Do with a CofC History Degree?

Arab Decline and Iran’s Rising Influence

Published in Your Middle East. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, leader of the largest Arab nation during the 1950s and 1960s, was one of the most popular and charismatic statesmen of the twentieth century. In his 1954 memoir, The Philosophy of the Revolution, Nasser claimed that Egypt’s unique geography and historical legacy enhanced its ability … More Arab Decline and Iran’s Rising Influence