Since 2014, Allison has served as the Research Director of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) where she has crafted and honed the Institute’s research, developing overarching strategies on research production and initiatives and instituting research protocols that bring thoughtful approaches and multi-method designs to bear on policy-relevant research questions. Her work has been cited by major international media publications (including the NYTimes, The Washington Post, the New Yorker, TIME Magazine, and others), and is regularly delivered in briefings to high-level policymakers.


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Published Works
February 10, 2018

Egypt’s New Sinai Campaign Unlikely to Achieve Long Term Stability

On Friday, February 9, the Egyptian Ministry of Defense published a statement announcing an escalated military campaign in the North Sinai, Western Desert, and areas of the Nile Delta, all of which have seen major terrorist attacks in the past year on both civilians and security personnel. The “comprehensive plan,” declared… Read More

Research
July 24, 2018

Five Years of Egypt’s War on Terror

On July 24, 2013, then-Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah El Sisi asked for a popular mandate to fight terrorism, marking the declaration of “war on terror” that has lasted five years. The war on terror has been used to justify a wide range of activity in the name of establishing security. As attacks… Read More

Translations
September 28, 2013

Tunisian National Interest: Serving Whom? Leyla Dakhli

Published in English and in French on Jadaliyya.com Read the original here. Written by: Leyla Dakhli Translated to English by: Allison L McManus and Audrey Ann Lavallee-Belanger Tunisia is currently experiencing an intense hyperbolization of political sentiment. The glorification of the flag… Read More

September 3, 2013

The Invention of Throne Day Nabil Mouline

Published in English on Jadaliyya.com and in French on Lakome Read the original here. Written by: Nabil Mouline Translated to English by: Allison L McManus and Samia Errazzouki Since the Middle Ages, ruling dynasties in Morocco have resorted to political religious rituals… Read More

September 3, 2013

Daniel’s List Ibn Kafka

Published in English on Jadaliyya.com and in French on Ibn Kafka’s Obiter Dicta Read the original here. Written by: Ibn Kafka Translated to English by: Allison L McManus As the world now knows, King Mohamed VI, in his habit of granting royal… Read More