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Tarek Masoud

Mailing address

124 Mt. Auburn Street 200N-238
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA, 02138

Tarek Masoud

Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Contact:
Telephone: 617-496-3036
Email: tarek_masoud@hks.harvard.edu

 

Experience

Tarek Masoud is an associate professor of public policy. He teaches courses on comparative politics and the Middle East. His current research focuses on the politics of religion in the Islamic world, particularly the ways in which Islamist parties adapt to their political environments. He is the coeditor of Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics (Cambridge, 2004) and Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge, 2008). He is the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation. He holds an AB from Brown and a PhD in political science from Yale.

 

 

By Date

 

2013

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July 19, 2013

"How Morsy Could Have Saved Himself"

Op-Ed, Foreign Policy

By Tarek Masoud, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

"The sin of the Muslim Brotherhood was not that it failed to work with liberals, but that it failed to work with the old regime. For the almost the entirety of its time in power, the Brotherhood has demonstrated a remorseless, unyielding obsession with rooting out Mubarak's National Democratic Party from Egypt's political life."

 

 

(AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

July 4, 2013

"Egypt's Reluctant Rulers"

Op-Ed, Slate

By Tarek Masoud, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and William J. Dobson

Egypt's generals no more wanted Morsi's ouster than they wanted Mubarak's almost three years ago, writes Tarek Masoud and William J. Dobson. What they want is to continue to enjoy their perquisites—including more than $1 billion a year of military aid and some of the choicest cuts of the Egyptian economy. Their ouster of Morsi puts both of these things at risk.

 

2011

July 14, 2011

The Road to (and from) Liberation Square

Journal Article

By Tarek Masoud, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

It is easy now to see why Egypt’s revolution had to happen, and why
President Hosni Mubarak’s thirty-year reign had to end in the spectacular
manner in which it did. Even the most casual observer of the Egyptian
scene can recite from the expansive catalogue of ills that Mubarak had
visited upon the land...

 

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