The Bab Bou Jeloud in Fez, Morocco
The Citadel of Aleppo in Aleppo, Syria
The Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
The skyline of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bab Al Bahrain in Manama, Bahrain
The Great Wall of China
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India
St. John's College, Cambridge, UK
Grand Mosque, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sean Foley

Dr. Foley specializes in the contemporary history and politics of the Middle East and the wider Islamic world. He frequently travels to Asia and the Middle East, follows events in both regions closely, and speaks Arabic and Bahasa Malaysian. He has published widely and has delivered public presentations to audiences around the world.  He has also held Fulbright fellowships in Syria, Turkey, and Malaysia.

When the Qur'an Was America's Weapon For Freedom in the Middle East

The American University in Beirut Press published an anthology that includes a chapter by Dr. Foley on Muhammad Siblini, a Lebanese American who helped the U.S. army defeat the Axis in North Africa during World War II: “When the Qur’an was America’s Weapon for Freedom in the Middle East: Muhammad Siblini and the Defeat of the Axis in North Africa,” in Shifting Borders: America and the Middle East/North Africa.

Contemporary Review of the Middle East Publishes Dr. Foley's Article on Saudi Arabia's Responses to the Arab Spring

Dr. Foley's article, "When Collision Emerges as Unexpected Harmony: Saud Responses to the Arab Spring," is based in part on nine months of research in the Kingdom in 2013 and 2014.

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The American University in Beirut Press published an anthology that includes a chapter by Dr. Foley on Muhammad Siblini, a Lebanese American who helped the U.S. army defeat the Axis in North Africa during World War II: “When the Qur’an was America’s Weapon for Freedom in the Middle East: Muhammad Siblini and the Defeat of the Axis in North Africa,” in Shifting Borders: America and the Middle East/North Africa.

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