Yezid Sayigh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, he was professor of Middle East studies at King’s College London. He headed the Middle East program of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London (1998–2003), and served as assistant director of studies at the Centre of International Studies, Cambridge (1994–2003). He was an adviser and negotiator in the Palestinian delegation to the peace talks with Israel from 1991 to 1994.

Writing in the Cairo Review