Dr. Mamoun Fandy is an Egyptian-born American scholar. He is President of the research group and think tank Fandy Associates. He is a senior fellow at the Baker Institute, the United States Institute of Peace and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Before that, Fandy was a Research Professor of Politics at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, as well as of Arab Politics at the National Defense University.
Securing the flow of affordable oil is a cornerstone of U.S. Middle East policy.
Islamism is viewed as a force that undermines the Middle East peace process, threatens the flow of oil, and leads to the establishment of Iranian-style regimes in the region.