Joseph Braude, an author, broadcaster, and Middle East specialist, serves as an advisor on the Center’s initiatives and contributes research to Al-Mesbar’s publications. Braude studied Near Eastern languages at Yale and Arabic and Islamic history at Princeton, and is fluent in Arabic, Persian, and Hebrew. His first book, The New Iraq (Basic Books, 2003), explores Iraq’s prospects for renewal in light of its history and culture. His second book, The Honored Dead (Random House, 2011), examines the challenge of Arab police reform by narrating his experiences as a researcher embedded with the Moroccan police in Casablanca. His latest book, Broadcasting Change: Arabic Media as a Catalyst for Liberalism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), traces opportunities to promote positive social reform in the region through international media partnerships. (Click here to view an interview with Joseph Braude about the book by Al-Mesbar Center’s Ibrahim Amin Nimer.)
In English, Joseph Braude’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The American Interest, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and Glamour, among other publications. In Arabic, his articles have appeared in Al-Ittihad, Al-Majalla, Asharq Alawsat, and Al-Ahdath al-Maghrebiya, among other publications. His commentary “Letter from New York” (“Risalat New York”) airs weekly on Morocco’s MED Radio national network, and he provides guest commentary on regional television networks. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, an editor at Al-Majalla, a senior advisor at America Abroad media, and a contributing editor at Tablet, he tweets @josephbraude.
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