Fouad Ajami

Herbert and Jane Dwight Senior Fellow
Biography: 

Fouad Ajami passed away on June 22, 2014.  He was the Herbert and Jane Dwight Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the cochair of the Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order. From 1980 to 2011 he was director of Middle East Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of The Arab Predicament, The Vanished Imam: Musa al Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon, Beirut: City of Regrets, The Dream Palace of the Arabs, and The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq. His most recent publication is In This Arab Time: The Pursuit of Deliverance (Hoover Institution Press, 2014). His writings also include some four hundred essays on Arab and Islamic politics, US foreign policy, and contemporary international history. Ajami has received numerous awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award for public service (2011), the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism (2011), the Bradley Prize (2006), the National Humanities Medal (2006), and the MacArthur Fellows Award (1982). His research has charted the road to 9/11, the Iraq war, and the US presence in the Arab-Islamic world.

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Ajami notes that Egypt must avoid its dictatorial past on Opinion Journal (WSJ Live)

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal Live
Friday, July 5, 2013

Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and cochair of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, discusses the violence and governmental transition in Egypt, saying that the country must avoid falling back into a dictatorial leadership.

Analysis and Commentary

A Coup by Any Other Name

by Fouad Ajamivia Bloomberg View
Friday, July 5, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

Egypt on the Brink—With No Clear Way Back

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

In the mythology of Egypt, the Nile was the steady river, one that gave life but also one to be watched carefully. Too little water and the earth is scorched, the crops perish and civic order is undone.

Ten Years On

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 1, 2013

Analysis and Commentary

For Egypt’s Liberals, Noise Doesn’t Equal Power

by Fouad Ajamivia Bloomberg View
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

Turkey Between Ataturk and Erdogan

by Fouad Ajamivia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, June 24, 2013
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Turkey Between Ataturk and Erdogan

by Fouad Ajamivia Defining Ideas
Sunday, June 23, 2013

What role should political Islam play in the country’s future?

Fouad Ajami is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution

Hoover fellow Ajami discusses Syria on Opinion Journal (WSJ Live)

by Fouad Ajamivia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Friday, June 14, 2013

Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and cochair of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, weighs in on the US involvement in the Syrian civil war and the Turkish government's agreement with protesters.

Analysis and Commentary

A Thriving American Legacy in Iraq

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 13, 2013

The weather has cooperated and the commencement ceremony, held outdoors, proceeds as planned—jubilant students, speakers straining for humor and advice, the awarding of diplomas.

Analysis and Commentary

Hating the West and Reaping Its Privileges

by Fouad Ajamivia Bloomberg View
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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