Shadi Hamid

Senior Fellow, Project on US Relations with the Islamic World Project, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. An expert on Islamist movements, he was research director at the Brookings Doha Center until January 2014. Hamid’s latest book is Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World. His previous book, Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East, was named a Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2014. His articles have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostForeign AffairsForeign PolicyThe National Interest, and many other publications, and he has been a guest on several TV news programs.

Videos/Audio of Shadi Hamid

Despite some frontline successes and territorial reclamations, the destruction of organizational assets, and the death... See more
Is Islam, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics? Shadi Hamid argues for a new understanding of... See more
With non-state actors are capturing not only the headlines but the resources of government, the question of whether the... See more
The Arab Spring began three and a half years ago. Where will the revolutionary cycle be in a decade? Will Egypt be a... See more