Sean Yom is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University. His research focuses on authoritarianism, democracy, and development in the Middle East and North Africa. He has published widely on post-colonial state formation, the dynamics of regime durability, and strategic implications for US foreign policy. His first book, From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East, will be published fall 2015 by Columbia University Press.
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