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John P. Entelis

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US Policy Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara Roundtable

[Image of Moroccan tanks on display at the Sahrawi Museum of War near the Tindouf Camps in Algeria. Image from Saharauiak/Flickr.]

[This is one of seven pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the Western Sahara. Moderated by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus, it features contributions from John P. Entelis, Stephen Zunes, Aboubakr Jamaï, Ali Anouzla, Allison L. McManus, Samia Errazzouki, and Andrew McConnell.] The official narrative on the origins of the Western Sahara conflict is often presented as a case of an Algerian-supported African ...

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John P. Entelis

John P. Entelis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Middle East Studies Program at Fordham University. He received his PhD from New York University and studied Arabic in Cairo, Harvard, and Princeton. He has been awarded several Fulbright awards including a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to conduct research in Lebanon, a Senior Fulbright Professorship at the University of Algiers and one at the University of Tunis, and a Fulbright Regional Research Award to Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.  Professor Entelis is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly publications on the comparative and international politics of the Middle East and North Africa including Algeria: The Revolution Institutionalized, Culture and Counterculture in Moroccan Politics, State and Society in Algeria, and Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa. Dr. Entelis is president of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) and former editor-in-chief of its scholarly journal, The Journal of North African Studies.