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Bernard Haykel
Bernard Haykel

Bernard Haykel

Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Bernard Haykel is a professor of Near Eastern Studies and the director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia at Princeton University. After working as a post-doctoral research fellow at Oxford University in Islamic Studies, he joined New York University in 1998 as associate professor before taking up his post at Princeton. He became a Guggenheim fellow in 2010 and is co-editor of the book, “Saudi Arabia in Transition; Insights on Social, Political, Economic and Religious Change.” 

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A capsule review of "Saudi Arabia in Transition: Insights on Social, Political, Economic and Religious Change" by Bernard Haykel. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

"'If the U.S. is going after Iran because it’s behaving in a way that’s incompatible with how nation-states should behave … the same standard should hold for Saudi Arabia,' said Bernard Haykel, director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East at Princeton University, during a workshop panel on U.S. involvement overseas."

Friday, June 28, 2019

"Princeton Professor Bernard Haykel, who has regular contact with the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, weighs-in on U.S.-Saudi relations and developments on this story."

Monday, October 15, 2018

"As unpalatable as cooperation with the kingdom might be for some, cutting it adrift is worse. Whatever the resentments, neither side has a realistic alternative to the other — something President Obama has clearly had difficulty reconciling himself to."

Friday, April 22, 2016

"Christiane Amanpour speaks with Bernard Haykel, an academic who often speaks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman."

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"Princeton professor Bernard Haykel says Obama’s motivation in the nuclear agreement with Iran is his legacy and that it will further destabilize the region because of Iran’s use of proxies."

"The White House is mulling whether Tehran can help it defeat the jihadi threat in Iraq. But a U.S.-Iran alliance would be a disaster for Washington and the Middle East."

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Bernard Haykel, Princeton University, provides insight to the failed coup in Turkey and shares his thoughts on President Erdogan's political motives."

Monday, July 18, 2016

"Since Israel’s deadly raid on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara last month, it’s been assumed that Iran would be the major beneficiary of the wave of global anti-Israeli sentiment. But things seem to be playing out much differently: Iran paradoxically stands to lose much influence as Turkey assumes a surprising new role as the modern, democratic and internationally respected nation willing to take on Israel and oppose America."

Thursday, June 10, 2010