Joseph Braude is the author of Broadcasting Change: Arabic Media as a Catalyst for Liberalism. An author and broadcaster in English and Arabic and a Middle East policy specialist, he serves as Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia and Advisor to the Al-Mesbar Center for Studies and Research in Dubai. He studied in the departments of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton. He developed his Arabic to broadcast quality through years of living and working in the Gulf states and North Africa, and added fluency in Farsi to his knowledge of Persian literature as a graduate student at the University of Tehran.
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 has appeared 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 on Public Radio International programs, and presents a weekly podcast in English called Eye on Arabia.