Abdel Monem Said Aly has been the chairman of the board and CEO of Al Masry Al Youm Publishing House in Cairo since February 2013, and the chairman of the board, CEO, and director of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo since January 2012. He was the director of the Ahram Center for Strategic Studies from 1994-2009 and president from 2009-11. He obtained his BA from Cairo University and his MA and PhD in political science from Northern Illinois University. He has published many articles and books in Arabic and English. His most recent publications are State and Revolution in Egypt: The Paradox of Change and Politics (Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, January 2012) and, with Shai Feldman and Khalil Shikaki, Arabs and Israelis, Conflict and Peace Making (London: Belgrave and MacMillan, 2013).