Eric Trager – a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East – is the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Egyptian politics and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He was in Egypt during the 2011 anti-Mubarak revolts and returns frequently to conduct firsthand interviews with leaders in Egypt’s government, military, political parties, media, and civil society. He is the author of Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Lost in 891 Days (Georgetown University Press, 2016). His writings have also appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic, and the New Republic.
Dr. Trager is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where his doctoral research focused on Egyptian opposition parties. From 2006-2007, he lived in Egypt as an Islamic Civilizations Fulbright fellow, where he studied at the American University in Cairo and received his M.A. in Arabic studies with a concentration in Islamic studies. He served as a research assistant at The Washington Institute from 2005 to 2006 upon graduation from Harvard University with a degree in government and language citations in Arabic and Hebrew.
- Turkey’s Coup Is a Sign of Hope for Exiled Egyptian Islamists - New York Times -
- Securing the Sinai MFO Without a U.S. Drawdown - The Washington Institute -
- Lecture Transcript: What Every American Should Know about Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Delivered by Eric Trager - E-Notes, Templeton Lecture on Religion and World Affairs -
- Egypt’s Trajectory from Mubarak to Morsi to Al-Sisi and Beyond -
- The Muslim Brotherhood: From Inception until the Present Day -
- The Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafists and the Future of Egypt -
- Islamism and the Arab Spring -
- Events in Egypt -
- Elections, Repression, Succession, and the Future of Egypt -
- Egypt, Regime Change, and The Muslim Brotherhood -
- Bin Laden’s Demise and Its Implications -
- EGYPT: An Eyewitness Report -