Writings by Patrick Clawson

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
The Islamic Republic's Economic Failure Middle East QuarterlyFall 2008
Iran in Books Middle East QuarterlySpring 2007
Could Sanctions Work against Tehran? Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
Patterns of Discontent: Will History Repeat in Iran? Middle East Review of International AffairsMarch 2006
Iraq for the Iraqis: How and When Middle East QuarterlySpring 2004
[Mujahedeen-e Khalq:] A Terrorist U.S. Ally? New York PostMay 20, 2003
The Middle East, with Water to Waste Middle East QuarterlyJune 1996
What to Do about Iran - An Exchange: Stick to Containment Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1996
What to Do About Iran? Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1995
Liberty's the Thing, Not Democracy Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1994
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
Tehran's Domestic and International Fronts MEF WireNovember 4, 2009
The Iranian Presidential Elections MEF WireJune 4, 2009
Dealing with the Iranian Threat MEF WireSeptember 16, 2005
Can Arabs Join the World Economy? MEF WireMarch 1, 2001
Book Title Publication Date
Egypt's Housing Crisis: The Shaping of Urban Space
by Yahia Shawkat
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2021
Owners of the Republic: An Anatomy of Egypt's Military Economy
by Yezid Sayigh
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2021
Watermelon Democracy: Egypt's Turbulent Transition
by Joshua Stacher
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2020
A Modern Contagion: Imperialism and Public Health in Iran's Age of Cholera
by Amir A. Afkhami
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2020
Iran's Emissaries of Terror: How Mullahs' Embassies Run the Network of Espionage and Murder
by The National Council of Resistance of Iran
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2020
Postrevolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook
by Mehrzad Boroujerdi and Kourosh Rahimkhani
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2019
The Political Economy of Reforms in Egypt: Issues and Policymaking since 1952
by Khalid Ikram
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2019
Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World
by Nimah Mazaheri
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2017
A Political Economy of the Middle East
by Melani Cammett, Ishac Diwan, Alan Richards and John Waterbury
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2016
Iran: The Nuclear Challenge Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2013
The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir
by Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2013
U.S. and Iranian Strategic Competition
by Anthony Cordesman, Adam Mausner, and Aram Nerguizian
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2013
Immortal: A Military History of Iran and its Armed Forces
by Steven R. Ward
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2010
The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West
by Dore Gold
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Oil, Dollars, Debt, and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold
by Mahmoud A. El-Gamal and Amy Myers Jaffe
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle
by Dan Senor and Saul Singer
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
The Israel Test
by George Gilder
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran's Radical Leader
by Kasra Naji
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
A Political Economy of the Middle East
by Alan Richards and John Waterbury
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2010
Reform in the Middle East Oil Monarchies Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
The Quest for Democracy in Iran: A Century of Struggle against Authoritarian Rule
by Fakhreddin Azimi
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
Persian Dreams: Moscow and Tehran since the Fall of the Shah
by John W. Parker
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
A History of Modern Iran
by Ervand Abrahamian
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2009
Taking on Tehran: Strategies for Confronting the Islamic Republic Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
My Life as a Traitor
by Zarah Ghahramani with Robert Hillman
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War
by Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Iran Oil: The New Middle East Challenge to America
by Roger Howard
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Cooperating Rivals: The Riparian Politics of the Jordan River Basin
by Jeffrey Sosland
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Bazaar and State in Iran: The Politics of the Tehran Marketplace
by Arang Keshavarzian
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Water Resources in Jordan: Evolving Policies for Development, the Environment, and Conflict Resolution Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
The United Arab Emirates: A Study in Survival
by Christophe Davidson
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Islam and Democracy in Iran: Eshkevari and the Quest for Reform
by Ziba Mir-Hosseini and Richard Tapper
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Good Neighbourly Relations: Jordan, Israel, and the 1994-2004 Peace Process
by Dona Stewart
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Everyday Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam among Palestinians in Lebanon
by Bernard Rougier
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Oil Titans: National Oil Companies in the Middle East
by Valérie Marcel with John Mitchell
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
The "New" Terrorism: Myths and Reality
by Thomas Mockaitis
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis
by Alireza Jafarzadeh
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Globalization and the Gulf Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Crude Power: Politics and the Oil Market
by Øystein Noreng
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
A Thousand Barrels a Second: The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World
by Peter Tertzakian
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
The Egyptian Economy, 1952-2000: Performance, Policies, and Issues
by Khalid Ikram
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Mirage: Power, Politics, and the Hidden History of Arabian Oil
by Aileen Keating
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
The Scorpion's Gate
by Richard Clarke
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
The Saudi Enigma: A History
by Pascal Menoret
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
Princes of Darkness: The Saudi Assault on the West
by Laurent Murawiec
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy Middle East QuarterlySummer 2006
Jordan since 1989: A Study in Political Economy
by Warwick Knowles
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Economic Relations between Egypt and the Gulf Oil States, 1967-2000: Petro-Wealth and Patterns of Influence
by Gil Feiler
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Banking on Baghdad: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict
by Edwin Black
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran
by Kenneth R. Timmerman
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Iran's Nuclear Option: Tehran's Quest for the Atom Bomb
by Al J. Venter
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Arab Human Development Report 2004: Towards Freedom in the Arab World
by United Nations Development Program
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict between Iran and America
by Kenneth M. Pollack
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Building a Successful Palestinian State
by The Rand Palestinian State Study Team
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Helping a Palestinian State Succeed: Key Findings
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State
by Doug Suisman, Steven N. Simon, and Glenn E. Robinson
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants: The Economic Collapse of the Arab World
by Stephen Glain
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah - 1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam.
by David Harris
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation Building
by Noah Feldman
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
Disarming Iraq
by Hans Blix
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
Track-II Diplomacy: Lessons from the Middle East
by Hussein Agha, Shai Feldman, Ahmad Khalidi, and Zeev Schiff
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude
by Robert Baer
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Inside the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia
by Thomas Lippman
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties
by Craig Unger
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Hezbollah: The Changing Face of Terrorism
by Judith Palmer Harik
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the World's Last Dictators by 2025
by Mark Palmer
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Iraq's Burdens: Oil, Sanctions, and Underdevelopment
by Abbas Alnasrawi
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
Employment Creation and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
Bush in Babylon: The Recolonisation of Iraq
by Tariq Ali
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change
by Muhammad Qasim Zaman
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Saddam: King of Terror
by Con Coughlin
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Persian Pilgrimages: Journeys across Iran
by Afshin Molavi
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Arabie Saoudite: La Menace
by Stéphane Marchand
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Arab Economic Integration: Between Hope and Reality Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
La question irakienne
by Pierre-Jean Luizard
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2003
The Middle East in 2015: The Impact of Regional Trends on U.S. Strategic Planning Middle East QuarterlySummer 2003
Factional Politics in Post-Khomeini Iran
by Mehdi Moslem
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2003
Ayatollahs, Sufis, and Ideologues: State, Religion, and Social Movements in Iraq Middle East QuarterlySummer 2003
Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity
by Timothy Mitchell
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2003
See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism
by Robert Baer
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
Iran: l'illusion réformiste
by Mohammad-Reza Djalili
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
The State and Global Change: The Political Economy of Transition in the Middle East and North Africa Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Security in the Persian Gulf: Origins, Obstacles, and the Search for Consensus Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Iran at the Crossroads Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East
by Clement Henry and Robert Springborg
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
The Future of Economics: An Islamic Perspective
by Muhammad Umer Chapra
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Winds of Change: The Future of Democracy in Iran
by Reza Pahlavi
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2002
Thinking Beyond the Stalemate in U.S.-Iranian Relations: Volume I: Policy Review; Volume II: Issues and Analysis Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan
by Michael Griffin
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
L'Islamisme: une révolution avortée?
by Antoine Basbous
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Great Britain and Reza Shah: The Plunder of Iran, 1921-1941
by Mohammad Gholi Majd
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Central Asia: Prize or Quicksand?
by Kenneth Weisbrode
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Economic Development and Political Reform: The Impact of External Capital on the Middle East
by Bradley Louis Glasser
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2002
Reinventing Khomeini: The Struggle for Reform in Iran
by Daniel Brumberg
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2001
Post-Revolutionary Politics in Iran: Religion, Society, and Power
by David Menashri
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2001
A Very Political Economy: Peacebuilding and Foreign Aid in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
by Rex Brynen
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Honey and Vinegar: Incentives, Sanctions, and Foreign Policy Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Economic Policy and Performance in the Arab World
by Paul Rivlin
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
British Petroleum and Global Oil, 1950-1975, Volume III: The Challenge of Nationalism
by James Bramberg
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Economic Crisis and the Politics of Reform in Egypt
by Ray Bush
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2000
Constructing Boundaries: Jewish and Arab Workers in Mandatory Palestine
by Deborah Bernstein
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2000
Iran's Military Forces in Transition: Conventional Threats and Weapons of Mass Destruction
by Anthony H. Cordesman
Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran
by Robin Wright
Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
Sanctioning Saddam: The Politics of Intervention in Iraq
by Sarah Graham-Brown
Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
State and Market: The Political Economy of Turkey in Comparative Perspective
by Ziya Öniş
Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
The Politics of Water in the Middle East: An Israeli Perspective on the Hydro-Political Aspects of the Conflict
by Martin Sherman
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 2000
Transformations of Middle East Natural Environments: Legacies and Lessons Middle East QuarterlyMarch 2000
Turning Water into Politics: The Water Issue in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
by Alwyn Rouyer
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 2000
Water Politics in the Middle East
by Mostafa Dolatyar and Tim S. Gray
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 2000
Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah
by Baqer Moin
Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1999
Oil and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-63
by Uri Bialer
Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
Oil and Regional Developments in the Gulf Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
The Palestinian Economy
by Arie Arnon, Israel Luski, Avia Spivak, and Jimmy Weinblatt
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1999
Labor and the State in Egypt: Workers, Unions, and Economic Restructuring
by Marsha Pripstein Posusney
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1999
Arab-Iranian Relations Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1999
Economic Challenges Facing Middle Eastern and North African Countries: Alternative Futures Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1998
Prospects for Middle Eastern and North African Economies: From Boom to Bust and Back? Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1998
The Remaking of Saudi Arabia: The Struggle between King Sa‘ud and Crown Prince Faysal, 1953-1962
by Sarah Yizraeli
Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1998
Empire and Nationhood: The United States, Great Britain, and Iranian Oil, 1950-54
by Mary Ann Heiss
Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1998
U.S. Foreign Affairs on CD-ROM: January 1993-April 1997
by The Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Strategic Geography and the Changing Middle East
by Geoffrey Kemp and Robert Harkavy
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
The Price of Wealth: Economics and Institutions in the Middle East
by Kiren Aziz Chaudhry
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Population, Poverty, and Politics in Middle East Cities Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Point of No Return: The Deadly Struggle for Middle East Peace
by Geoffrey Kemp and Jeremy Pressman
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Militarism in Arab Society: An Historigraphical and Bibliographical Sourcebook
by John Jandora
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Middle East Contemporary Survey: Volume XIX, 1995 Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Hezbollah: Born with a Vengeance
by Hala Jaber
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Energy Superbowl: Strategic Politics and the Persian Gulf and Caspian Basin
by Geoffrey Kemp
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Economic Policy Reform in Egypt
by Ilhay Harik
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Blood and Oil: Memoirs of a Persian Prince
by Manucher Farmanfarmaian and Roxanne Farmanfarmaian
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
The Social History of Labor in the Middle East Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1997
The Scourging of Iraq: Sanctions, Law and Natural Justice
by Geoff Simons
Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1997
Flight of the Lavi: Inside a U.S.-Israeli Crisis
by Dov Zakheim
Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1997
Choosing Freedom: Economic Policy for Israel, 1997-2000 Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1997
Private Sector Development in Egypt Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1997
The Iranians: Persia, Islam, and the Soul of a Nation
by Sandra Mackey
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1997
Iranian Miltary Power: Capabilities and Intentions
by Michael Eisenstadt
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1997
Civil Society in the Middle East, vol. 2 Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1997
Oil in the New World Order Middle East QuarterlyJune 1996
Middle East Oil and Gas
by International Energy Agency
Middle East QuarterlyJune 1996
The New Middle East
by Shimon Peres with Arye Naor
Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1994
Forever Enemies? American Policy and the Islamic Republic of Iran
by Geoffrey Kemp
Middle East QuarterlyJune 1994
Iran's National Security Policy; Capabilities, Intentions and Impact
by Shahram Chubin
Middle East QuarterlyJune 1994