Marina Ottaway

Marina Ottaway was a former professor at Georgetown University, the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, the American University in Cairo, the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, the University of Zambia, and Addis Ababa University. Professor Ottaway received her PhD from Columbia University and since has dedicated her time to studying Africa and the Middle East.

Professor Ottaway focuses on issues within Africa, the Middle East and Gulf security. She is a long-time analyst of  the formation and transformation of political systems, specifically within these regions.

Professor Ottaway remains a Middle East Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Prior to this, she was a 14 year long senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In addition, Ottaway has written a total of nine books, including “Africa’s New Leaders” and “Democratization and Ethnic Nationalism” as well as published in Foreign Affairs.

Representative Publications

Ottaway, Marina. “Democracy by Necessity.” Foreign Affairs. 23 December, 2014. Web.

Ottaway, Marina. “Who Will Save Egypt?” Foreign Affairs. 30 June, 2013. Web.

Ottaway, Marina. “Does the Middle East Need New Borders?” Foreign Affairs. 14 April, 2016. Web.












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