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Patrycja Sasnal

Head of the Middle East and North Africa Project, Polish Institute of International Affairs

Patrycja Sasnal is head of the Middle East and North Africa Project at the Polish Institute of International Affairs.

She was a 2010 Fulbright Scholar at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, in Washington, D.C.

Previously, she was also an associate professor at the American University in Beirut and a visiting student at Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III. She previously lectured at Jagiellonian University, in Krakow, Poland, where she earned a Master’s degree international relations, a Master’s degree in Arabic language and culture, and a Ph.D. in political science.

She has written on U.S. and EU policies in the Middle East, the challenges of transition in the Arab world, the Arab-Israeli conflict, modern Arab thought, and Turkey’s new role in the Middle East.

Articles by Patrycja Sasnal

Saudi Arabia: On the Inside Track in Egypt

How extremism migrated from Saudi Arabia to Egypt.

July 31, 2015

Syria and Egypt: Two Counterrevolutions in Action

Western leaders still grossly distort what’s going on in Egypt. It’s really no better than what happens in Syria.

June 3, 2014

Egypt: How Freedom Finally Arrives

In Egypt, authoritarian society dies hard.

February 11, 2014