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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Mark Berlin

Mark is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the George Washington University, where he studies comparative politics, Middle East politics, and political violence.  Prior to GW, Mark earned an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a B.A. in

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Seth Binder

Seth is the Advocacy Officer at POMED. Previously, he served as the program manager and research associate at the Center for International Policy’s (CIP) Security Assistance Monitor program, where he focused on U.S. security assistance and arms sales policy. Among others, he has authored articles and publications on U.S. security assistance to Palestine, Yemen, and

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William D. Hartung

William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Program at CIP and a senior adviser to the center’s Security Assistance Monitor. He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next...

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