Opinions

Forthcoming
Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring
Diwan, Ishac, Adeel Malik, and Izak Atiyas. Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring. Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.
2019
Diwan, Ishac, and El Mouhoub Mouhoud. “« La révolte algérienne est bien dans la continuité des “printemps arabes” ».” Le Monde, 2019. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac. “Algeria’s Second Arab Spring?Project Syndicate, 2019. Publisher's Version
2018
Diwan, Ishac, Zafiris Tzannatos, and Tarik Akin. “Debunking myth: economic values in the Arab Worldthrough the prism of opinion polls.” Middle East Development Journal 10, no. 1 (2018): 31-63. diwan_etal_2018_debunking_myth.pdf
2017
Diwan, Ishac, Michele Tuccio, and Jackline Wahba. “Diaspora Networks as a Bridge between Civilizations,” 2017. Publisher's Version
2016
Diwan, Ishac, and Mohamad Al-Ississ. “Preference for Democracy in the Arab World.” Politics and Governance 4, no. 4 (2016). Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac. “The Political Effects of Changing Public Opinion in Egypt: A Story of Revolution.” In Young Generation Awakening, edited by Edward A. Sayre and Tarik M. Yousef, 132-50. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016. ch07-diwan.pdf
Diwan, Ishac. “How to Help the Middle East.” Project Syndicate (2016). Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac, and Jenni Klugman. “Patterns of Veiling Among Muslim Women,” 2016. Publisher's VersionAbstract

This paper exploits a unique source of data, the Gallup World Poll, and is the first cross-country empirical investigation of veiling patterns in Muslim-majority countries, complementing a rich literature on veiling from other disciplinary perspectives. We find evidence of links between veiling and religiosity, age, education levels, marital status, support for political Islam, and employment status. On the basis of these correlations, we discuss possible reasons for why women veil. These include: to conform to religious beliefs, as a sign of obedience to the patriarchal bargain, to increase their mobility outside the home, to protect against the threat of violence, and to signal their support for political Islam.

Diwan, Ishac. “The Emancipation Gap in Arab Education.” Project Syndicate, 2016. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac, and El Mouhoub Mouhoud. “Aux sociétés arabes de reformer leurs écoles (online title: Aux pays musulmans de réviser leurs « politiques d’éducation »).” Le Monde, 2016. Publisher's Version aux_pays_musulmans_de_reviser_leurs_politiques_deducation_.pdf
Diwan, Ishac. “Economic Growth After the Arab Spring.” Project Syndicate, 2016. Publisher's Version
2013
Diwan, Ishac, and Hedi Larbi. “Egypt’s Revolutionary Reset.” Project Syndicate, 2013. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac, and Hedi Larbi. “Conditioning the Arab Transition.” Project Syndicate, 2013. Publisher's Version
Diwan, Ishac, and Marc Schiffbauer. “How can political connections help in capturing the energy subsidies that go to the energy intensive manufacturing sectors in Egypt?Economic Research Forum Blog, 2013. energy_subsidies_in_egypt.pdf