Joseph Braude, author of two books on the Middle East and now at work on a third, is also a bilingual broadcaster in English and Arabic and a Middle East policy specialist affiliated with institutions in the United States and the Arab world.
His book The New Iraq, published in 2003 shortly after the American-led ouster of Saddam Hussein, examines the problems of resuscitating the country's civil society institutions. His second book, The Honored Dead, provides a rare glimpse into an Arab police force -- a plainclothes detective unit in Casablanca to which he was attached for nearly half a year as the first Western writer ever to be embedded with an Arab security service.
Joseph Braude has broadcast a weekly commentary for the past four years on Moroccan national radio, covering Arab and Islamic issues from a variety of perspectives. He publishes op-eds and investigative stories in Al-Majalla, a London-based Arabic magazine. His English writing can be found in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Glamour, The New Republic, and The Atlantic, among other publications. He is also a producer of documentaries which air regularly on Public Radio International programs, and presents a weekly podcast in English called Eye on Arabia.
As a Middle East specialist, Joseph Braude serve as international liaison on behalf of a progressive policy research institution headquartered in the United Arab Emirates: the Al-Mesbar Center for Studies and Research. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a frequent contributor to Al-Majalla and Asharq Alawsat.
He is now at work on a new book about Arabic-language media.
In his spare time, he enjoys cooking Iraqi cuisine, playing jazz and Arabic music on piano and Oud, running, and yoga. He lives in New York.