Najib Ghadbian (Ph.D. Graduate School, City University of New York, CUNY, 1995) is also affiliated with the Middle East Studies.
He is the author of Democratization and the Islamists Challenge in the Arab World, (English 1997 & Arabic 2002). His second Arabic book, The Second Asad Regime: Bashar of Lost Opportunities, was published in Jeddah and Beirut in 2006. Dr. Ghadbian has published articles in English and Arabic in several journals including: New Political Science, Middle East Journal, Middle East Review of International Affairs, and al-Mustaqbal al-`Arabi.
He has contributed political commentaries to several US, European, and Middle East media outlets. He’s been a frequent political commentator for al-Jazeera Satellite TV Channel since January 2000. Professor Ghadbian serves on the board of the Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID) in Washington, DC. Dr. Ghadbian’s research interests include democratization & leadership in the Arab world, Syrian politics, Islamic movements, and US-Mideast relations.