Policy Analysis


Sharan Grewal, M.Tahir Kilavuz, and Robert Kubinec. “Algeria’s Uprising: A Survey of Protesters and the Military.” Brookings Institution. July 15, 2019. Appendix.

Nathaniel Allen and Sharan Grewal. “Can Sudan’s Military be Convinced to Support Democracy?War on the Rocks. June 25, 2019.

Sharan Grewal. “The cancellation of Algeria’s elections is an opportunity for democratization.The Brookings Institution. June 4, 2019.

Sharan Grewal. “Why the Tunisian military ignored orders and sided with protesters.” Monkey Cage, The Washington Post. May 21, 2019.

Alistair Taylor, Sarah Yerkes, and Sharan Grewal. Podcast: “Tunisia’s Search for Political Leadership.Middle East Institute, May 7, 2019.

Sharan Grewal. “Why Algeria’s army abandoned Bouteflika.” Monkey Cage, The Washington Post. April 5, 2019.

Sharan Grewal. “Algeria’s army calls for the president’s removal.” The Brookings Institution. March 27, 2019.

Sharan Grewal. “Religious Authority in Tunisia.” Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, March 2019.

Sharan Grewal. “Bouteflika’s Bid for Time.” The Brookings Institution. March 14, 2019.

Torrey Taussig, Salam Fayyad, and Sharan Grewal. Podcast: “The Next Democracy Debate in the Middle East.” The Brookings Institution. March 12, 2019.

Sharan Grewal. “Tunisian Democracy at a Crossroads.” The Brookings Institution. February 26, 2019.

Shadi Hamid and Sharan Grewal. “What Iran's 1979 revolution meant for the Muslim Brotherhood.” The Brookings Institution. January 24, 2019.


Shadi Hamid and Sharan Grewal. “Tunisia’s tough lesson for Mohammed bin Salman.” The Washington Post. November 28.

Sharan Grewal. “Tunisia needs a constitutional court.” The Brookings Institution. November 20.

Sharan Grewal and Shadi Hamid. “Democratic Tunisia is taking the wrong path in the fight against terrorism.” The Washington Post. November 1.

Sharan Grewal. “In another first, Tunisia criminalizes racism.” The Brookings Institution. October 15.

Sharan Grewal and Shadi Hamid. “Tunisia Just Lost its Anchor of Stability. That’s a Good Thing.” Foreign Policy. October 12.

Sharan Grewal. “Can Tunisia find a compromise on equal inheritance?The Brookings Institution. September 25.

Sharan Grewal and Matthew Cebul. “What does Tunis think of its first female mayor?Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. July 12.

Sharan Grewal. “Tunisia’s Security Forces Balance Politics and Neutrality.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. May 10.

Sharan Grewal. “Where are Ennahdha’s Competitors?Baker Institute for Public Policy. April 26.

Sharan Grewal. “Time to Rein in Tunisia’s Police Unions.Project on Middle East Democracy. March 29.


Sharan Grewal. “Tunisian Security Forces Rock the Vote.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. February 16.

Sharan Grewal, Matthew Cebul, and Alexander Kustov. “Does it matter that people overestimate the number of Muslims in America?Political Violence at a Glance. December 22.

Sharan Grewal. “How Tunisia’s military has changed during its transition to democracy.” Monkey Cage. The Washington Post. March 8.

Sharan Grewal. “A Quiet Revolution: The Tunisian Military After Ben Ali.” Carnegie Middle East Center. February 24.


Sharan Grewal.  “Why Tunisia didn’t follow Egypt’s path." Monkey Cage. The Washington Post. February 4, 2015.

Sharan Grewal. "The logic of partially suspending aid to Egypt." Monkey Cage. The Washington Post. October 12, 2013.