Dr. Adeed Dawisha

University Distinguished Professor
Adeed Dawisha

PHONE: 513-529-2332
OFFICE: 325 Harrison Hall
EMAIL: dawisha@miamioh.edu

Degrees and Institutions

  • Ph.D. (Econ.), London School of Economics, England
  • B.A. (Honors), University of Lancaster, England

Selected Publications


  • The Second Arab Awakening: Revolution, Democracy and the Islamist Challenge from Tunis to Damascus (W.W. Norton, 2013), 288pp.
    • Japanese edition (Fokusha Publications, 2013)
  • Iraq: A Political History, Second expanded edition (Princeton University Press, 2013), 400pp.
  • Iraq: A Political History from Independence to Occupation (Princeton University Press, 2009), 386 pp.
  • Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to Despair (Princeton University Press, 2003), 340 pp.
    • Turkish edition (Literatur Publishers, 2004)
  • The Making of Foreign Policy in Russia and the New States of Eurasia, co-editor and contributing author, (M.E. Sharpe, 1995), 360 pp.
  • Al-Umma wal Dawla wal Indimaj fil ‘Alam al-‘Arabi (Nation, State and Integration in the Arab World), co-editor and contributing author, (Beirut: Markaz Dirasat al-Wuhda al-'Arabiya, 1990), 465 pp.
  • Beyond Coercion: The Durability of the Arab State, co-editor and contributing author, (Methuen, 1988), 310 pp.
  • The Arab Radicals (Council on Foreign Relations, 1986), 171 pp.
  • Islam in Foreign Policy, editor and contributing author, (Cambridge University Press, 1983), 191 pp.
  • The Soviet Union in the Middle East, co-editor and contributing author, (Heinemann, 1982), 172 pp.
  • Syria and the Lebanese Crisis (Macmillan, 1980), 208 pp.
  • Egypt in the Arab World: The Elements of Foreign Policy (Macmillan, 1976), 234 pp.


  • Saudi Arabia's Search for Security (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1979)
  • Japanese Translation (Mainichi Press, 1980)
  • German Translation (Uberhausen Press, 1980)

JOURNAL ARTICLES (Does not include commentaries or book reviews)

  • "Iraq: A Vote Against Sectarianism," Journal of Democracy, July 2010
  • “The Unraveling of Iraq: Ethnosectarian Preferences and State Performance in Historical Perspective,” Middle East Journal, spring 2008
  • “Iraq’s Year of Voting Dangerously” (with Larry Diamond), Journal of Democracy, April 2006
  • “The New Iraq: Democratic Institutions and Performance,” Journal of Democracy, July 2005
  • “Democratic Attitudes and Practices in Iraq, 1921-1952,” Middle East Journal, winter 2005
  • “The Prospects for Democracy in Iraq: Challenges and Opportunities,” Third World Quarterly, no.4-5, 2005
  • “Iraq: Setbacks, Advances, Prospects,” Journal of Democracy, January 2004
  • “Hope for Iraq,” (with Karen Dawisha), Prospect, August 2003
  • “How to Build a Democratic Iraq” (with Karen Dawisha), Foreign Affairs, May/June 2003
  • “Requiem for Arab Nationalism,” Middle East Quarterly, winter 2003
  • “Nationalism: Historical Antecedents to Contemporary Debates,” International Studies Review, spring 2002
  • “Arab Nationalism and Islamism: Competitive Past, Uncertain Future,” International Studies Review, fall 2000
  • “Identity’ and Political Survival in Saddam’s Iraq,” Middle East Journal, fall 1999
  • “Pan-Arabism and the Arab State in Arab Eyes,” The World and I, April 1992
  • “The United States in the Middle East,” Current History, January 1992
  • “Power, Participation and Legitimacy in the Arab World,” World Policy Journal, vol.3, no.3, summer 1986
  • “Arab Regimes, Legitimacy and Foreign Policy,” International Spectator, vol.20, no.2, spring 1985
  • “The Motives of Syria's Involvement in Lebanon,” Middle East Journal, vol.38, no.2, spring 1984
  • “Saudi Arabia and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Ups and Downs of Pragmatic Moderation,” International Journal, vol.38, no.4, autumn 1983
  • “Iran's Mullahs and the Arab Masses: A Fading Love Affair,” Washington Quarterly, vol.6, no.3, summer 1983
  • “Comprehensive Peace and the Comprehension of Arab Politics,” Middle East Journal, vol.37, no.1, winter, 1983
  • “Iraq and the Arab World: The Gulf War and After,” The World Today, vol.37, no.5, May 1981
  • “Iraq’s Arab Policy,” The International Spectator (The Hague), vol.35, no.5, May 1981
  • “Iraq: The West's Opportunity?” Foreign Policy, no.41, winter 1980
  • “Internal Values and External Threats: The Making of Saudi Foreign Policy,” Orbis, vol.23, no.1, spring 1979
  • “Syria in Lebanon: Asad's Vietnam?” Foreign Policy, no.33, winter 1978-79
  • “The Impact of External Actors on Syria's Intervention in Lebanon,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, vol.2, no.1, fall 1978
  • “Syria and the Sadat Initiative,” The World Today, vol.34, no.3, summer 1978
  • “Syria's Intervention in the Lebanon, 1975-1976,” Jerusalem Journal of International Relations, vol.3, nos.2,3, winter/spring 1978
  • “Perceptions, Decisions and Consequences in Foreign Policy: The Egyptian Intervention in the Yemen,” Political Studies, vol.25, no.2, June 1977
  • “Foreign Policy Models and the Problem of Dynamism,” British Journal of International Studies, vol.2, no.2, July 1976
  • “The Role of Propaganda in Egypt's Arab Policy,” International Relations, vol.5, no.2, November 1975
  • “The Intervention in the Yemen: An Analysis of Egyptian Perceptions and Policies,” Middle East Journal, vol.28, no.1, winter 1975
  • “The Transnational Party in Regional Politics: The Baath Party,” Asian Affairs, vol.6, no.1, February 1974
  • “The Principal Decision-Maker in Foreign Policy: The Case of Nasser of Egypt,” International Relations, vol.4, no.4, November 1973


  • "The Prospects for Democracy in Iraq: Challenges and Opportunities," in Sultan Barakat, ed., Reconstructing Post-Saddam Iraq (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)
  • “Iraq’s Year of Voting Dangerously,” with Larry Diamond, in Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner, eds., Electoral Systems and Democracy (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006)
  • “Footprints in the Sand: The Definition and Redefinition of Identity in Iraq’s Foreign Policy,” in Shibley Telhami and Michael Barnett, eds., Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East (Cornell University Press, 2002)
  • “Iraq: Another Saddam on the Horizon?” (With Judith Yaphe) in Judith Yaphe, ed., The Middle East in 2015: The Impact of Regional Trends on Strategic Planning (National Defense University Press, 2002)
  • “The Assembled State: Communal Conflict and Governmental Control in Iraq," in Leonard Binder, ed., Communal Conflict in the Middle East (University of Florida Press, 1999)
  • “Egypt and the Cold War,” in Avi Shlaim, ed., The Middle East and the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 1997)
  • “Iraqi Politics: The Past and Present as Context for the Future,” in Andrew Parasiliti, ed., The Future of Iraqi Politics (The Middle East Institute, 1997)
  • “Egypt”, “Iraq”, “Jordan”, “Kuwait,” [four separate entries] in Seymour Martin Lipset, ed., Encyclopedia of Democracy (Congressional Quarterly Books, 1995)
  • “The Gulf War: A Defining Event?” in Dan Tschirgi, ed., The Middle East After the Gulf War (Lynn Reinner Publishers, 1994)
  • “Arab Regimes: Legitimacy and Foreign Policy,” in Giacomo Luciani, ed., The Arab State (Routledge, 1990)
  • “Al-Shar‘iya wal Siyassa al-Kharijia” (Legitimacy and Foreign Policy), in Adeed Dawisha, co-editor, Al-Umma wal Dawla wal Indimaj fil Watan al-'Arabi (Beirut: Markaz Dirasat al-Wuhada al- 'Arabiya, 1990)
  • “Khulasa” (Conclusion), in Dawisha, co-editor, Al-Umma wal Dawla wal Indimaj fil Watan Al-‘Arabi (Markaz Dirasat al-Wuhda al-'Arabiya, 1990)
  • “Saudi Arabia in the Eighties: Dilemmas, Orientations and Policies,” in Samuel F. Wells, Jr. and Mark Bruzonsky, eds., Security in the Middle East: Prospects and Problems in the 1980s (Westview Press, 1987)
  • “The Arab State: Reasons for Resilience,” in Adeed Dawisha and I. William Zartman, eds., Beyond Coercion: The Durability of the Arab State (Methuen, 1987)
  • “Arab Regimes, Legitimacy and Foreign Policy,” in Dawisha and Zartman, eds., Beyond Coercion: The Durability of the Arab State (Methuen, 1987)
  • “The Politics of War: Presidential Centrality, Party Power, Political Opposition,” in Frederick Axlegard, ed., Iraq in Transition (Westview Press, 1986)
  • “Middle Eastern Images of Japan: Admiration for an Inconsequential Giant,” in Ronald A. Morse, ed., Japan and the Middle East in Alliance Politics (University Press of America, 1986)
  • “Iraq's Foreign Policy: Motives, Constraints and Performance,” in Michael Szaz, ed., Sources of Domestic and Foreign Policy in Iraq (American Foreign Policy Institute, 1986)
  • “Iran's Mullahs and the Arab Masses,” in Fundamentalism and Islamic Radicalism, Hearings before the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, The House of Representatives, Ninety Ninth Congress, First Session (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985)
  • “Anti-Americanism in the Arab World: Memories of the Past in the Attitudes of the Present,” in Alvin Z. Rubinstein and Donald Smith, eds., Anti-Americanism in the Third World (Praeger, 1985)
  • “Saudi Arabia's Search for Security,” in Charles Tripp, ed., Regional Security in the Middle East, (Macmillan, 1984)
  • “Invoking the Spirit of Arabism: Islam in the Foreign Policy of Saddam's Iraq,” in Adeed Dawisha, ed., Islam in Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 1983)
  • “The Stability of the Gulf: Domestic Sources and External Threats,” in Alvin Z. Rubinstein, ed., The Great Game: Rivalry in the Persian Gulf and South Asia (Praeger, 1983)
  • “Jordan in the Middle East: The Art of Survival,” in Patrick Seale, ed., The Shaping of an Arab Statesman (Quartet Books, 1983)
  • “Prospects for Saudi Arabia's Security,” in J.E. Peterson, ed., The Politics of Middle Eastern Oil (The Middle East Institute, 1983)
  • “Islam in the Foreign Policy Process: Some Methodological Issues,” in Adeed Dawisha, ed., Islam in Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 1983)
  • “Perspectives on Soviet Policy in the Middle East,” (with Karen Dawisha) in Adeed Dawisha and Karen Dawisha, eds., The Soviet Union in the Middle East (Heinemann, 1982)
  • “The Soviet Union and the Arab World: The Limits to Superpower Influence,” in Dawisha and Dawisha, The Soviet Union in the Middle East (Heinemann, 1982)
  • “The Impact of the Gulf War on Arab Politics,” in The Quyen Vu, ed., The Iran-Iraq Conflict: A War Without Winners (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 1981)
  • “Syria's Intervention in the Lebanon, 1975-76,” in Michael Brecher, ed., Studies in Crisis Behavior, (Transaction Press, 1979)
  • “Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” in Christopher Clapham, editor, Foreign Policy-Making in Developing States: A Comparative Approach (Saxon House, 1977)

Grants, Awards, and Professional Activities

  • Who’s Who in American Education, 2006-

  • Who’s Who in America, 2006-

  • Who’s Who in the World, 2007-

  • The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Public Policy Scholar, 2012

  • Fellowship, American Academic Research Institute in Iraq, 2006

  • Carnegie Scholar, 2004-05

  • Philip and Elaine Hampton Fellowship, 2003

  • Summer Research Fellowship, Miami University, 2001

  • Fulbright Fellowship in Islamic Civilization, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, 1990-91

  • The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., Fellowship, 1985-86

  • The Council on Foreign Relations, New York, Fellowship, 1984-85

  • The Near Eastern Department, Princeton University, Visiting Fellowship, 1984-85

  • The School of International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Visiting Professorship, 1983-84

  • British Social Science Research Council Fellowship, 1982

  • The Ford Foundation, Research Fellowship, 1980

  • The International Institute for Strategic Studies Senior Fellowship, 1976-77