Nathan Brown is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and a recipient of Fulbright grants to study in Egypt and the Gulf and teach in Israel. He is also a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of When Victory is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics (Cornell Univ. Press, January 2012) and Palestinian Politics After the Oslo Accords: Resuming Arab Palestine (Univ. California Press, 2003), among other publications. Dr. Brown received his B.A. in political science from the University of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. in politics and Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University. His dissertation received the Malcolm Kerr award from the Middle East Studies Association in 1987.