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Thanassis Cambanis
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Thanassis Cambanis is a journalist who has covered the Middle East for nearly a decade. He is writing a book about the efforts of Egyptian revolutionaries to create a new political order after Mubarak which will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2013. His first book, A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel, was published in 2010. He writes “The Internationalist” column for The Boston Globe Ideas section, and is a correspondent for The Atlantic. Thanassis regularly contributes to The New York Times, The Boston Globe (where he served as a foreign correspondent in Iraq and the Middle East), and other publications.

He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York City. In 2009 Cambanis served as a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. Thanassis got his master’s in public affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. He studied history and creative writing for his bachelor’s at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Beirut with his family. 

See more of his writing at thanassiscambanis.com.

 
 
Blog of the Century Posts by Thanassis Cambanis
Regional Consequences of Iran’s Nuclear Deal
December 4, 2013
An Arab Winter Emerges
October 28, 2013
Thanassis Cambanis Discusses Violence in Beirut
June 26, 2013
Syria and Hezbollah: Century Fellow Thanassis Cambanis on BBC Newshour
May 20, 2013
Red Lines and Taboos
April 25, 2013
Why Marriage Matters in the Middle East
March 11, 2013
Rosa Brooks on Obama’s Squishy Kill Doctrine
February 6, 2013
Arrested Development
January 26, 2013
Arrested Development—Thanassis Cambanis on the Future Military and His NYT Book Review
January 24, 2013
TCF Fellows Thanassis Cambanis and Michael Cohen Debate The Insurgents and Post-invasion Iraq
January 24, 2013
Bringing Israel and Palestine to the Table in the Second Term
November 7, 2012
 
By Thanassis Cambanis
Fighting ISIS: The View From The Middle East
September 11, 2014
Hezbollah Is Trying To Fool People Into Believing It’s The Moderate Alternative To ISIS In The Middl
August 26, 2014
How ISIS Is Using Taxes To Build A Terrorist State
August 19, 2014
Washington can’t solve the identity crisis in Middle East nations
August 18, 2014
Strange bedfellows: Putin, the Chomskyite left and the ghosts of the Cold War
July 28, 2014
The world’s next nations: a brief guide
July 28, 2014
The Surprising Appeal of ISIS
July 1, 2014
Sunni Fighters Gain as They Battle 2 Governments, and Other Rebels
June 13, 2014
How ISIS is Exploiting the Economics of Syria’s Civil War
June 13, 2014
Could Aid to Syrians be Prolonging the War?
June 2, 2014
No Military Solution
May 22, 2014
Journalist Thanassis Cambanis explains what gets lost when the US promotes democracy abroad.
May 12, 2014
How can America really promote democracy abroad?
April 28, 2014
Wrong Man, Wrong Battle
April 4, 2014
Why Putin’s Crimean move crosses the line
March 31, 2014
Medical Care Is Now a Tool of War
February 24, 2014
A revolutionary playwright for the Middle East
January 14, 2014
Is Dubai the future of cities?
December 1, 2013
Is Lebanon Being Sucked into Syria’s Civil War?
November 22, 2013
A New Brain Trust for the Middle East
September 29, 2013
The secret history of democratic thought in the Middle East
August 18, 2013
Why the Hezbollah Blacklisting Is Pointless
July 22, 2013
What will give Egypt’s ruler ‘legitimacy’?
July 22, 2013
U.S. calls for Morsi’s release by Egypt military
July 15, 2013
The Most Worrying Thing About Egypt’s Coup: the Police
July 8, 2013
Violence Rocking Lebanon
June 26, 2013
Meet the international revolutionary geek squad
June 24, 2013
Thanassis Cambanis on For Your Ears Only
June 18, 2013
Hezbollah Intervention in Syria Risks Regional War
May 28, 2013
How Do You Say ‘Quagmire’ in Farsi?
May 14, 2013
How cities reshape themselves when trust vanishes
April 22, 2013
Should America let Syria fight on?
April 9, 2013
Syria’s Refugees Overwhelming Relief Efforts and Host Countries, U.N. Official Says
April 4, 2013
The Middle East’s fight for civil marriage
March 11, 2013
The Triple Threat to Egyptian Press Freedom
February 20, 2013
TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis in The Boston Globe: What really drives civil wars?
January 15, 2013
 

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