Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum is a leading historian and expert on the modern Middle East. He teaches modern Middle Eastern history in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. For many years he was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Visiting Scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Visiting Fellow, and Contributor to the Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order at the Hoover Institution,, all at Stanford. He has also held visiting positions at Cornell University, the University of Washington, and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Teitelbaum serves on the Editorial Board of Middle Eastern Studies. His latest book is Saudi Arabia and the New Strategic Landscape (Stanford: Hoover Press), and his latest article is “Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the Longue Durée Struggle for Islam's Holiest Places,” in Cambridge University’s The Historical Journal. Teitelbaum’s forthcoming book is The Saudi Arabian National Guard: Tribalism, the Royal Family, and Politics in Modern Saudi Arabia, forthcoming from Stanford University Press.