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Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution and a contributing writer for The Atlantic.

Previously, Hamid was the director of research at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and a Hewlett Fellow at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He is currently vice-chair of POMED, a member of the World Bank’s MENA Advisory Panel, and a correspondent for The Atlantic. He is the author of Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East (2014).

Last Updated: January 19, 2018