Sean Yom is Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University and Senior Fellow in the Middle East Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a specialist on authoritarian politics, economic development, and US foreign policy in the Middle East, with area expertise in Morocco, Jordan, and the Gulf kingdoms. His publications include the books From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2016), and numerous articles in academic journals like Journal of Democracy, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of International Relations, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Global Policy Journal. He has previously contributed to Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Middle East Eye, and the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage. He received his A.B. from Brown (2003) and Ph.D. from Harvard (2009).