Writings by Patrick Clawson

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Patterns of Discontent: Will History Repeat in Iran? Middle East Review of International AffairsMarch 2006
[Mujahedeen-e Khalq:] A Terrorist U.S. Ally? New York PostMay 20, 2003
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
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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
Iraq for the Iraqis: How and When Middle East QuarterlySpring 2004
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
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State, Peasants, and Land in Mid-Nineteenth Century Egypt Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2024
The Egyptian Economy in the Twenty-First Century: The Hard Road to Inclusive Prosperity Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2024
The Political Economy of Reforms in Egypt: Issues and Policymaking since 1952 Middle East QuarterlySpring 2023
Egypt's Housing Crisis: The Shaping of Urban Space Middle East QuarterlyFall 2021
Owners of the Republic: An Anatomy of Egypt's Military Economy Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2021
Watermelon Democracy: Egypt's Turbulent Transition Middle East QuarterlyFall 2020
A Modern Contagion: Imperialism and Public Health in Iran's Age of Cholera Middle East QuarterlySpring 2020
Iran's Emissaries of Terror: How Mullahs' Embassies Run the Network of Espionage and Murder Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2020
Postrevolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook Middle East QuarterlySpring 2019
The Political Economy of Reforms in Egypt: Issues and Policymaking since 1952 Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2019
Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2017
A Political Economy of the Middle East Middle East QuarterlySpring 2016
Iran: The Nuclear Challenge Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2013
The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2013
U.S. and Iranian Strategic Competition Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2013
Immortal: A Military History of Iran and its Armed Forces Middle East QuarterlyFall 2010
The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Oil, Dollars, Debt, and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
The Israel Test Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran's Radical Leader Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
A Political Economy of the Middle East 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 Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
Persian Dreams: Moscow and Tehran since the Fall of the Shah Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
A History of Modern Iran Middle East QuarterlySummer 2009
Taking on Tehran: Strategies for Confronting the Islamic Republic Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
My Life as a Traitor Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Iran Oil: The New Middle East Challenge to America Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Cooperating Rivals: The Riparian Politics of the Jordan River Basin Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Bazaar and State in Iran: The Politics of the Tehran Marketplace 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 Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Islam and Democracy in Iran: Eshkevari and the Quest for Reform Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Good Neighbourly Relations: Jordan, Israel, and the 1994-2004 Peace Process Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Everyday Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam among Palestinians in Lebanon Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Oil Titans: National Oil Companies in the Middle East Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
The "New" Terrorism: Myths and Reality Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Globalization and the Gulf Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Crude Power: Politics and the Oil Market Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
A Thousand Barrels a Second: The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
The Egyptian Economy, 1952-2000: Performance, Policies, and Issues Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Mirage: Power, Politics, and the Hidden History of Arabian Oil Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
The Scorpion's Gate Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
The Saudi Enigma: A History Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
Princes of Darkness: The Saudi Assault on the West 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 Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Economic Relations between Egypt and the Gulf Oil States, 1967-2000: Petro-Wealth and Patterns of Influence Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Banking on Baghdad: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Iran's Nuclear Option: Tehran's Quest for the Atom Bomb Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Arab Human Development Report 2004: Towards Freedom in the Arab World Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict between Iran and America Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Building a Successful Palestinian State Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Helping a Palestinian State Succeed: Key Findings Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants: The Economic Collapse of the Arab World Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah - 1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam. Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation Building Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
Disarming Iraq Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
Track-II Diplomacy: Lessons from the Middle East Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Inside the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Hezbollah: The Changing Face of Terrorism Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the World's Last Dictators by 2025 Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Iraq's Burdens: Oil, Sanctions, and Underdevelopment 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 Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Saddam: King of Terror Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Persian Pilgrimages: Journeys across Iran Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Arabie Saoudite: La Menace Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Arab Economic Integration: Between Hope and Reality Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
La question irakienne 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 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 Middle East QuarterlySpring 2003
See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
Iran: l'illusion réformiste 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 Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
The Future of Economics: An Islamic Perspective Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Winds of Change: The Future of Democracy in Iran 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 Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
L'Islamisme: une révolution avortée? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Great Britain and Reza Shah: The Plunder of Iran, 1921-1941 Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Central Asia: Prize or Quicksand? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Economic Development and Political Reform: The Impact of External Capital on the Middle East Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2002
Reinventing Khomeini: The Struggle for Reform in Iran Middle East QuarterlySummer 2001
Post-Revolutionary Politics in Iran: Religion, Society, and Power Middle East QuarterlySummer 2001
A Very Political Economy: Peacebuilding and Foreign Aid in the West Bank and Gaza Strip Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Honey and Vinegar: Incentives, Sanctions, and Foreign Policy Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Economic Policy and Performance in the Arab World Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
British Petroleum and Global Oil, 1950-1975, Volume III: The Challenge of Nationalism Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Economic Crisis and the Politics of Reform in Egypt Middle East QuarterlyFall 2000
Constructing Boundaries: Jewish and Arab Workers in Mandatory Palestine Middle East QuarterlyFall 2000
Iran's Military Forces in Transition: Conventional Threats and Weapons of Mass Destruction Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
Sanctioning Saddam: The Politics of Intervention in Iraq Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
State and Market: The Political Economy of Turkey in Comparative Perspective Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
The Politics of Water in the Middle East: An Israeli Perspective on the Hydro-Political Aspects of the Conflict 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 Middle East QuarterlyMarch 2000
Water Politics in the Middle East Middle East QuarterlyMarch 2000
Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1999
Oil and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-63 Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
Oil and Regional Developments in the Gulf Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
The Palestinian Economy Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1999
Labor and the State in Egypt: Workers, Unions, and Economic Restructuring 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 Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1998
Empire and Nationhood: The United States, Great Britain, and Iranian Oil, 1950-54 Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1998
U.S. Foreign Affairs on CD-ROM: January 1993-April 1997 Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Strategic Geography and the Changing Middle East Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
The Price of Wealth: Economics and Institutions in the Middle East 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 Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Militarism in Arab Society: An Historigraphical and Bibliographical Sourcebook Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Middle East Contemporary Survey: Volume XIX, 1995 Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Hezbollah: Born with a Vengeance Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Energy Superbowl: Strategic Politics and the Persian Gulf and Caspian Basin Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Economic Policy Reform in Egypt Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Blood and Oil: Memoirs of a Persian Prince 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 Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1997
Flight of the Lavi: Inside a U.S.-Israeli Crisis 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 Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1997
Iranian Miltary Power: Capabilities and Intentions 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 Middle East QuarterlyJune 1996
The New Middle East Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1994
Forever Enemies? American Policy and the Islamic Republic of Iran Middle East QuarterlyJune 1994
Iran's National Security Policy; Capabilities, Intentions and Impact Middle East QuarterlyJune 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