Judith Tucker


Judith Tucker is professor of Middle East history at Georgetown University.

Articles by this Author
Insurrectionary Women

The study of women and politics has usually focused on the participation of women in the formal political arena -- that is, in politics as practiced by political parties, by people holding political office or, at most, by political opposition...

Looking for Sadat Square

Visiting Egypt this spring -- my first since the assassination of Anwar al-Sadat -- I was immediately struck by the extent to which symbols of the Sadat era had already faded or been pushed into oblivion. Only one small, inconspicuous plaque...

The Prisoners of Israel

The Israeli Defense Forces have taken some 9,000 to 10,000 Palestinians and Lebanese prisoner in south Lebanon. Because the Israelis have not released lists of names or figures, the exact number of prisoners currently held cannot be determined....

The War of Numbers

How many people have been killed and wounded in the course of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon? Precise numbers have been hard to assemble because of unsettled conditions, lack of free access to all areas, the incomplete recovery of bodies buried...

In the Footsteps of Sadat

Israel invaded Lebanon on June 6, 1982, the fifteenth anniversary of the June war of 1967. Then, Egypt was the main Arab combatant state in a war that redrew the geopolitical map of the Middle East. Today, Israel is again redrawing the map, with...

Sadat's Moment, Egypt's History

David Hirst and Irene Beeson, Sadat (London: Faber and Faber, 1981).

Ghali Shoukri, Egypte, la contre-revolution (Paris: Editions Le Sycomore, 1979).

These two assessments of the past decade in...