Assoc. Prof. Gamal M. Selim
Module Leader
Office 124 - Building G

Dr. Selim is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the British University in Egypt & Port Said University. He received his PhD degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary (Canada) in 2011, and his MA and BA degrees in Political Science from the American University in Cairo (Egypt).

His areas of research interests are foreign policy analysis, international relations theories, democratization and international relations of the Middle East. Dr. Selim’s most recent works include: Egyptian Foreign Policy after the 2011 Revolution (2020); The Sino-Russian Strategic Understanding on the Arab Uprisings (2019); The Impact of Arab Revolutions on Asia (2017); The International Dimensions of Democratization in Egypt (2015).

Dr. Selim has published numerous academic articles on Egyptian and Middle East politics. His latest journal articles have appeared in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Journal of Contemporary Iraq & the Arab World, Arab Studies Quarterly, Journal of the Social Sciences, and Mediterranean Review.

Education

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Calgary, Canada, 2011.

M.A. in Political Science, The American University in Cairo, 2005.

B.A. in Political Science, The American University in Cairo, 2000.

Research Interests
  • Foreign Policy Analysis

  • International Relations Theories

  • Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

  • Democratization

  • International Relations of the Middle East

Journal Articles

Refereed Journal Articles: 

Selim, G. (2020). Egyptian Foreign Policy after the 2011 Revolution: The Dynamics of Continuity and Change. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (April).

Selim. G. (2019). The Sino-Russian Strategic Understanding on the Arab Uprisings: Motivations and Implications. Journal of Contemporary Iraq and the Arab World, Vol. 13, No. 2-3 (September), pp. 243-269. 

Selim, M. and Selim, G. (2017). The Impact of the Arab Revolutions on Asia: An Analysis of the Diffusion Effect. Journal of the Social Sciences (Kuwait), Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 239-273.

Selim, G. (2015). Egypt under SCAF and the Muslim Brotherhood: The Triangle of Counter-Revolution. Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Spring), pp. 177-199.

Selim, G. (2014). Global Civil Society and the Egyptian 2011 Uprising: Assessing the Boomerang Effect. Mediterranean Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, (December), pp. 83-112.

Selim, G. (2013). The United States and the Arab Spring: The Dynamics of Political Engineering. Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 3, (Summer), pp. 255-272.

Selim, G. (2012). The Impact of Post-Saddam Iraq on the Cause of Democratization in the Arab World. International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1 (April), pp. 53-88.

Selim, G. (2011). Continuity and Change in the US Arms Control Policy in the Middle East. Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 35, No.1 (Fall), pp. 1-41.

Non-Refereed Journal Articles: 

Selim, G. (2014). "The Crisis of Political Participation in Liberal Democracies," Journal of Political Participation (UAE), Issue No. 2, (December). 

Selim, G. (2012). “The Dilemma of Choice: The Four Models of the Modern State,” Journal of International Politics (Cairo), Issue No. 189 (July).

Selim, G. (2012). “Democratic Deficit: The Crisis of Liberal Political Systems in a New World Order,” Journal of International Politics (Cairo), Issue No. 187 (January).   

Conference Papers

Selim, G. (2018). “Continuity and Change in Egyptian Foreign Policy after the January 2011 Revolution.” Paper presented at the “Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies” (WOCMES), organized by the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation & University of Seville, Seville, Spain (16-22 July).

Selim, G. (2016). “The International Dimension of Political Sectarianism in the Arab World.” Paper presented at the Conference of “The Civil State and Political Sectarianism after the Arab Revolutions,” organized by Kuwait University and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Kuwait University, Kuwait (22 – 23 November). 

Selim, G. (2016). “The Syrian Crisis and the Dynamics of a New Cold War.” Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (31 May – 2 June).

Selim, G. and Masor, J. (2015). “The Anglo-American Invasion of Iraq and the Sectarianization of Iraqi and Arab Politics”. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of the International Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies (IACIS), “The State of Iraq and Iraqi Studies since Regime Change,” organized by IACIS and the American University in Caro (AUC), Cairo, Egypt (5 – 7 November).

Selim, G. (2014). “The Arab Spring and the Return of ‘Great Power’ Politics to the Middle East”. Paper presented at the 4th International Forum on Asia and the Middle East, “International Conference on Great Powers and the Middle East Political & Social Transformation,” organized by the Middle East Studies Institute at Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China (10 – 11 September).

Selim, G. (2014). “Egypt after Mubarak: The SCAF-Brotherhood Alliance and the Dynamics of Counterrevolution”. Paper presented at “Fourth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies” (WOCMES), organized by the Turkish Social Sciences Association & the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (18-22August).

Selim, G. (2014). “The Cross-Impact of the Arab Spring on the GCC States”. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, “The Middle East in Global Perspective: Interactions across Time and Space,” University of Sussex, Brighton, Britain (16-18 June).

Selim, G. (2013). "The Role of Transnational Civil Society in the Arab Spring: The Case of Egypt." Paper presented at the 5th International Conference, entitled "Social Sciences: Partners in Development", of the College of Social Sciences at Kuwait University, Kuwait (11 – 13 February).

Selim, G. (2011). "The Role of the United States in the Arab Spring." Paper presented at the conference of “The Arab Uprising: Causes and Consequences,” organized by the International Center for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (12 – 14 December).

Selim, G. (2010). "The Impact of Integration into the Global Economy on Democratization in Egypt." Paper presented at “The Third World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies” (WOCMES), organized by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, Barcelona, Spain (19 – 24 July).

Selim, G. (2009). "US Arms Control Policy in the Middle East." Paper presented at a special consultation held by the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (25 November).

Selim, G. (2008). "The Rise and Fall of Western Reform Initiatives in the Arab World in the Post 9/11 Era." Paper presented at the conference of “The Muslim World and the West: Emerging Avenues for Convergence,” organized by the International Centre for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (28 – 30 March).

Selim, G. (2007). "Arms Control in the Middle East in the Post-Cold War Era: Motivations and Constraints." Paper presented at the "Middle Eastern and African Studies 2nd Annual Graduate Conference: Engaging with Africa and the Middle East through Research", University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (26 – 28 January).

Chapters in Books

Books: 

Selim, G. (2015). The International Dimensions of Democratization in Egypt: The Limits of Externally-Induced Change. New York: Springer International Publishing.

Selim, G. (2013). Global and Regional Approaches to Arms Control in the Middle East: A Critical Assessment from the Arab World. New York: Springer International Publishing.

Selim, G. and Rushdi, Dalia (2013). Sectarianism and External Intervention: The US Occupation of Iraq and the Rise of ‘Political Sectarianism’ in the Arab World. Strategic Papers Series, Vol. 237. Cairo: Al-Ahram Center for Political & Strategic Studies.

Book Chapters: 

Selim, M. and Selim, G. (2012). "Égypte: une révolution permanente, trahie ou kidnappée?," inKhaderBichara, (dir.), Le «printemps arabe»: un premier bilan. Paris: Alternatives Sud, pp. 77-92.

Selim, G. (2011). "Perceptions of Hard Security Issues in the Arab World," in Hans Günter Brauch, et al., (Eds.), Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security: Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks. New York: Springer International Publishing: 313-326.

White Papers

Reports: 

Contributor, "The Arab Strategic Report 2011/2012", (Cairo: Al-Ahram Center for Political & Strategic Studies, 2013).  

Modules
Foreign Policy Analysis: Theories of Decision-Making - International Relations Theory - Negotiations and Conflict Resolution -Comparative Politics - Special Topics in Comparative Politics.
Responsibilities
Research Officer of the Political Science Department