Thanassis Cambanis is an author, journalist, and senior fellow at The Century Foundation. He is co-director of TCF’s foreign policy program. His work focuses on U.S. foreign policy, Arab politics, and social movements in the Middle East. 

His most recent book, Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story (Simon and Schuster: 2015), chronicles Egyptian efforts to create a new political order. His first book, A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel, was published in 2010 by Free Press. His edited volumes for TCF Press include Hybrid Actors: Armed Groups and State Fragmentation in the Middle East (2019), Citizenship and Its Discontents: The Struggle for Rights, Inclusion and Pluralism in the Middle East (2019), Order from Ashes: New Foundations for Security in the Middle East (2018), and Arab Politics Beyond The Uprisings: Experiments in an Era of Resurgent Authoritarianism (2017). He regularly contributes to the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Nation, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Boston Globe.

He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He has also taught as a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.