Author Archives: Reem Abou-El-Fadl

About Reem Abou-El-Fadl

Reem Abou-El-Fadl is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East at SOAS University of London. Her research interests are in the politics of nationalism, nation-making, and solidarity in Middle East and Afro-Asian spaces, and in the connections between differing scales of political identity. Her book, Foreign Policy as Nation Making: Turkey and Egypt in the Cold War was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. She is the editor of Revolutionary Egypt: Connecting Domestic and International Struggles (Routledge, 2015), and co-editor of the Jadaliyya Egypt page.

The “Cold War” and Other Frames: On the Challenges of Writing Global History

This essay is part of a forum on new histories of the Cold War. All contributions to the forum can be found here. What is global history and how do we go about writing it? What does it mean for our understanding of the so-called Cold War, and for its historiography? These are the challenges that the books in this roundtable take up, as three regional specialists turn their hand to the telling of a century of simultaneous connections between far-flung regions of the world. Continue reading →