Jean-Pierre Filiu

is Professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences Po in Paris, and has held visiting professorships at both Columbia University and Georgetown University. He is the author of From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and its Jihadi Legacy (2015), Gaza: A History (2014) Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising (2011), all published by Hurst; and of Apocalypse in Islam (University of California Press, 2011).