Daniel Brumberg


From Détente to Meltdown

Will Russian adventurism in Crimea blow up the P5+1 nuclear talks? Iran's hard-liners sure hope so.

The Middle East Channel

Reinventing the Islamic Republic of Iran

Thirty-five years after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to his native land, the struggle to define the political and ideological foundations of the Islamic Republic of ...


A Moderate Proposal

A nuclear deal is going to be the key to domestic reform in Iran in 2014 -- or its downfall.

The Middle East Channel

Will Egypt’s agony save the Arab Spring?

In the wake of the recent carnage in Egypt some observers have declared the Arab Spring dead and buried. Its epitaph has been splashed across ...

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The Resurgence of the Egyptian State

Whatever you call it, the toppling of President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood was first and foremost about a resurgent Egyptian state. This huge ...

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Real politics in Iran?

Some 10 days after the June 14 election of Hassan Rowhani as president, Iran watchers are still debating what his victory means, and whether Iran's ...

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Morsi’s Moment on Gaza

To be the peace broker or the war enabler, that was the question facing President Mohamed Morsi and his colleagues in the Muslim Brotherhood. But ...

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Can Egypt unite?

As Mohamed Morsi prepares to become Egypt's first democratically elected president, he will have to decide who he really is: a political unifier who wants ...

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Sustaining mechanics of Arab autocracies

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the events that touched off the "Arab Spring," there is no lack of prudent handwringing. Writing in the ...

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About Daniel Brumberg

Daniel Brumberg is Director of Democracy and Governance Studies at Georgetown University and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED). He and Farideh Farhi are coeditors of Power and Change in Iran: Politics of Contention and Conciliation, to be published by Indiana University Press in April 2016.



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