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Joshua Landis

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Syria

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Bio

Joshua Landis is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and Sandra Mackey Chair and Professor of Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma in the College of International Studies and Director of the Center for Middle East Studies.

He writes and manages SyriaComment.com, a daily newsletter on Syrian politics that attracts some 50,000 page-reads a month.

Dr. Landis publishes frequently in policy journals such as Foreign Affairs, Middle East Policy, and Foreign Policy. He is the author of Syria at Independence: Nationalism, the Fight for Leadership, and Failure of Republicanism (2020).

He is a frequent analyst on TV, radio, and in print and is a regular on NPR and the BBC. He has received three Fulbright Grants, a SSRC Fellowship and other support for his research and won numerous prizes for his teaching. He is past President of the Syrian Studies Association.

He has lived 15 years in the Middle East and four in Syria. He spent most summers in Syria before the uprising on 2011.

He was educated at Swarthmore (BA), Harvard (MA), and Princeton (PhD).

He is married to Manar Kashour and has two sons, Jonah and Kendall.