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Mohamad Bazzi

Mohamad Bazzi is an associate professor of journalism at New York University and a former Middle East bureau chief at Newsday. He is writing a book on the proxy wars between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Congress Is Forcing a Reluctant White House to Confront Saudi Arabia

The Jamal Khashoggi crisis may finally push lawmakers to put real pressure on Mohammed bin Salman.


The US Is Prolonging an Unwinnable War in Yemen

The Trump administration is allowing its policy to be dictated by Saudi Arabia’s rivalry with Iran.


As ISIS Shrinks in Syria, the US and Iran Draw Closer to Conflict

Even if the Pentagon may not want to directly engage Syrian forces or their Russian and Iranian-backed allies, there’s a danger of accidental escalation.


Intimidation, Cronyism, Repression: The Unfortunate Legacy of Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki

Maliki’s personal history shaped his winner-take-all view of Iraqi politics. Years of bloody civil war followed immediately by the Arab Spring have only made matters worse. By Mohamad Bazzi