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Middle east

Dean of Middle Eastern affairs
Published Spring 2014
Vali Nasr has built his career on explaining the inexplicable. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Difficult options on Syria
Published Aug 26, 2013
Apparent use of chemical weapons demands U.S. response, SAIS expert writes / The Washington Post
State of turmoil
What's next for Egypt?
Published July 3, 2013
Economic difficulties fuel uprising, opposition to Morsi government, says acting director of the SAIS's Middle East Studies Program
In Turkey, an awakening
Published June 18, 2013
President of JHU's Turkish Student Association writes about ongoing protests in Turkey
Nuclear breakthrough?
Published March 18, 2013
Iran's strategic position is crumbling, SAIS dean writes, signaling possible break in deadlock over nuclear program / The New York Times
The cost of low-cost war
Published Nov 14, 2012
The U.S. can no longer afford counterterrorism strategy that relies heavily on drone strikes, SAIS Dean Vali Nasr writes / Bloomberg View
Clear vision needed on Iran
Published Nov 13, 2012
Successful diplomatic negotiations with Tehran require a bold new American tack in the Middle East, and quickly, says SAIS Dean Vali Nasr / The Globe and Mail