Shadi Hamid and Peter Mandaville

Shadi Hamid is a correspondent for The Atlantic, the director of research at the Brookings Doha Center, and a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy.

Peter Mandaville is a professor of public and international affairs at George Mason University and a former member of the State Department’s policy-planning staff.


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