Yezid Sayigh

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Yezid Sayigh, BSc (Chemistry, Beirut), "PhD (War Studies, London), is Professor of Middle East Studies in the Department of War Studies at King's College London. From 1994 to 2003 he was Assistant Director of Studies at the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge. He additionally directed the Middle East programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London (1998-2003). Previously he was a Research Fellow at St Antony's College Oxford (1990-1994), and has been a visiting professor or scholar at the American University of Beirut, SOAS, Brown University (Providence, RI), and Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (Paris).

"Yezid Sayigh is a member of the editorial or advisory boards of Nations and Nationalism, Cambridge Middle East Studies, Third World Quarterly, and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), among others. He has been a consultant to various bodies including the European Commission, Department for International Development (DfID), and World Bank, and continues to work in this capacity on Middle East issues and on reform and negotiations in the Palestinian Authority.

"Yezid Sayigh is currently editing a book on 'The Military and the State in the Middle East: Towards A New Political Sociology' that explores how this relationship has been transformed by economic globalization, privatization of violence, and redefinition of international security. He has also completed research for a book on 'The Palestinians under Arafat since 1993', that will offer a critical analysis of the emergence of a new political system and economy, the peace process, and the intifada. In the long term he intends to study the relationship between Islamist and Arab nationalist identities and global economic transformations." [1]

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  1. Yezid Sayigh, King's College, accessed June 6, 2008.
  2. About, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, accessed June 6, 2008.