Thanassis Cambanis is an author, journalist, and director of Century International. His work focuses on U.S. foreign policy, Arab politics, and social movements in the Middle East. 

He is currently working on a book about the impact of the 2003 Iraq invasion on the international system. He is the author of Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story (Simon and Schuster: 2015); A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel (Free Press: 2010); and editor of Hybrid Actors: Armed Groups and State Fragmentation in the Middle East (TCF press: 2019), Citizenship and Its Discontents: The Struggle for Rights, Inclusion and Pluralism in the Middle East (TCF press: 2019), Order from Ashes: New Foundations for Security in the Middle East (TCF press: 2018), and Arab Politics Beyond The Uprisings: Experiments in an Era of Resurgent Authoritarianism (TCF press: 2017). He regularly contributes to Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, World Policy Review, and other publications.

He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.