Curtis Ryan

Dr. Curtis R. Ryan joined the Department of Government in Justice Studies at Appalachian State University in 2002. He received his B.A. in History and Political Science from Drew University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at a Chapel Hill. Professor Ryan served as a Fulbright Scholar (1992-93)

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Tomer Fadlon

Dr. Tomer Fadlon is a Research Fellow at INSS. His PhD thesis, titled “Bombing Civilians in Symmetric Wars,” was written under the supervision of Prof. Azar Gat and focused on the decision-making process that ultimately leads to the bombing of civilians. He also teaches several courses in the department at TAU, including “The Politics and

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John Mukum Mbaku

Prior to coming to Weber State University, Dr. Mbaku was a tenured professor at Kennesaw State University, where he taught from 1985 to 1991. At Weber State University, Dr. Mbaku was awarded the John S. Hinckley faculty award for excellence in exemplary teaching, outstanding scholarship, and extraordinary service. He has also held the Willard L.

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Nima Khorrami

Nima Khorrami is a Research Associate at The Arctic Institute. His areas of research and expertise revolve around soft power, maritime, and geopolitical issues in the Persian Gulf, Horn of Africa and the Arctic. Nima has written extensively on the Persian Gulf and geopolitics in the region for the Guardian, Al Jazeera, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace among...

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Dina Esfandiary

Dina Esfandiary is a fellow at The Century Foundation. Her research focuses on Persian Gulf security, Iran’s foreign relations, and relations between states and non-proliferation in the Middle East.  She is also an international security program research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Prior to this, she was

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Daniel Benaim

Daniel Benaim is a fellow at The Century Foundation. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and part-time faculty in the Program in International Relations at New York University (NYU). Benaim works on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Previously, he served as Middle East policy adviser and

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İsmet Akça

İsmet Akça is no longer with the Carnegie Middle East Center. İsmet Akça was a consultant and nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Turkish military’s economy and civil-military relations in Turkey. Prior to joining Carnegie, he was assistant professor at the Department of Political Science

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