Mohamad Bazzi

Mohamad Bazzi

Associate Professor | Associate Director, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute | GloJo, Acting Director

Mohamad Bazzi is an associate professor of journalism at New York University, where he teaches international reporting. From 2009 to 2013, he served as an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), providing regional expertise and analysis. He was also the 2008 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at CFR.

Before joining the NYU faculty, Bazzi was the Middle East bureau chief at Newsday from 2003 to 2007. He established Newsday bureaus in Baghdad and Beirut, and he was the lead writer on the Iraq war and its aftermath. He has written extensively about regional politics, Sunni-Shiite conflicts, and militant Islam. He also covered the 2000 Palestinian uprising, the war in Afghanistan, and the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel. In nearly 10 yearson staff at Newsday, he served as the United Nations bureau chief and as ametro reporter in New York City.

His essays and commentaries on the Middle East have appeared in The New York Times, London Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Salon, and other publications. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the 2008 Arthur Ross Award for distinguished reporting and analysis on foreign affairs, presented by the American Academy of Diplomacy; the 2008 American Academy of Religion Award for in-depth reporting on religion; the 2005 Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize from the United Nations Correspondents Association; and the 2004 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.

Published Works

The Washington Post
Trump and Kushner are claiming credit for solving a conflict they helped inflame
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
CNN
Trump is considering a move that would prolong Yemen’s misery
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Guardian
The assassination of an Iranian scientist will make Joe Biden’s job harder
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
Foreign Affairs
The Corrupt Political Class That Broke Lebanon
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Associate Professor
The New York Times
The New Lebanon Is the Old Lebanon
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Nation
The Long-Term Consequences of Trump’s Middle East Blundering
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Associate Professor
The Guardian
Donald Trump has blundered into a crisis of his own making with Iran
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Associate Professor
The Guardian
It’s been a year since Khashoggi’s murder. Trump has stopped pretending to care
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Nation
Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Shook Everyone—Except Trump
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Associate Professor
The Guardian
America is likely complicit in war crimes in Yemen. It’s time to hold the US to account
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Guardian
The troubling overlap between Jared Kushner’s business interests and US foreign policy
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Guardian
Trump wants to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia. Congress must stop him
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Nation
Both Saudi Arabia and the United States Are Probably Guilty of War Crimes in Yemen
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Guardian
The heart of the US-Saudi relationship lies in the Kushner-prince friendship
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New York Times
How Saudi Arabia Wins Friends
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Guardian
Khashoggi’s fate isn’t a surprise: Trump has emboldened Saudi Arabia
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Nation
American Officials Could Be Prosecuted for War Crimes in Yemen
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Atlantic
The United States Could End the War in Yemen If It Wanted To
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Guardian
The war in Yemen is disastrous. America is only making things worse
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
Foreign Affairs
The Reinvention of Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New York Times
Half a Cheer for Democracy in Lebanon
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New York Times
Saudi Arabia Comes for Hezbollah
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New York Times
N.Y.U. in Abu Dhabi: A Sectarian Bargain
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Atlantic
Saudi Arabia’s Aggressive New Heir to the Throne
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Atlantic
The Growing U.S.-Iran Proxy Fight in Syria
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Nation
How Trump Is Inflaming the Middle East’s Proxy Wars
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Guardian
Saudi Arabia stroked Trump’s ego. Now he is doing their bidding with Qatar
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Atlantic
Saudi Arabia Has High Hopes for Trump
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
CNN
Jimmy Breslin, who climbed the stairs to get the truth
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Nation
Why Is the United States Abetting Saudi War Crimes in Yemen?
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Guardian
The ’28 pages’: Americans deserve to know if Saudis financed terror
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Guardian
Obama may be preaching ‘tough love’ to Saudi – but arms sales tell another story
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Nation
How Saddam Hussein’s Execution Contributed to the Rise of Sectarianism in the Middle East
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
Politico
How Sisi Failed to Stop Terror in Egypt
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Nation
The Biggest Winners of the Arab Spring? Dictators
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New Yorker
Memo to Donald Trump: Here’s the Difference Between Hamas and Hezbollah
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New Yorker
Saudi Arabia Strikes Out
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
Politico
How a 7th Century Cleric Led to the Iran Deal
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New Yorker
ISIS, Saudi Arabia, and A New Wave of Terrorist Violence
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New Yorker
Lebanon and the Start of Iran and Saudi Arabia’s Proxy War
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
Politico
King Salman’s War
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New York Times
‘Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,’ by Gerard Russell
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
Boston Review
The Sistani Factor
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Associate Professor
The Nation
Islamism After the Coup in Egypt
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New York Times
Crime and Punishment
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
Foreign Affairs
The Death of the Qaddafi Generation
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New York Times
Welcome to the Counter-Jihad
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New York Times
What Did Qaddafi’s Green Book Really Say?
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The Nation
Dark Days for Syria
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
Foreign Affairs
Khomeini’s Long Shadow
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New York Times
The Sharp and Empathetic Eye of a Westerner in the Middle East
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor
The New York Times
War on the Corner
Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor