Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of the book Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World.
Shadi’s Recent Stories
Politics Oct 18Opinion: Why your alarmism over Trump is dangerous for democracy
Once the door to the criminalization of political and ideological disagreement is opened, it may be near impossible to close it.
Politics Jul 28Column: Will left vs. right become a fight over ethnic politics?
Does a more inclusive DNC make others feel left out? Scholar Shadi Hamid sees a stark divide between the two parties, and a need for greater tolerance and understanding.
Politics Jul 20Column: The thing both conservatives and liberals want but aren’t talking about
The GOP, long defined by its faith in an unbridled free market, the politics of personal responsibility, and a sort of Christian traditionalism, is no longer easily plotted on the traditional left-right spectrum of American politics. The Republican Party, under…
Nation Sep 24Column: What most people get wrong about political Islam
“Islamism” has become a bad word, because the Islamists we hear about the most often are those of ISIS and al-Qaeda. Most Islamists, however, are not jihadists or extremists; they are members of mainstream Islamist movements like the Muslim Brotherhood…