Joshua Landis is Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and
Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma. He writes “SyriaComment.com,” a daily newsletter on Syrian politics that attracts some 50,000 readers a month. It is widely read by officials in Washington, Europe and Syria. Dr. Landis consults frequently in
Washington and Europe; he has spoken recently at the Brookings Institute,
USIP, Middle East Institute, and Council on Foreign Relations.
His recent articles have covered the Syrian stock market, economic reform,
Islamic education, opposition movements, the Peace Process, and his
book, “Syria’s Democratic Experiment” is forthcoming from Palgrave-