Bryan R. Gibson, Adjunct Faculty
Bryan R. Gibson holds a PhD in International History from the London School of Economics (LSE), was a post- doctoral research fellow at the LSE’s Centre for Diplomacy and Strategy, and an instructor on Middle Eastern politics in the LSE’s Department of International History and the University of East Anglia’s Department of Political, Social and International Studies (PSI).
He has taught undergraduate courses on U.S. and British politics toward the Gulf region, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Arab nationalism, winning a departmental teaching excellence award in 2011. He also taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Middle Eastern politics at the University of East Anglia. In 2016, he will teach a course on sectarianism in the Middle East at the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute.
He is the author of Sold Out? US Foreign Policy, Iraq, the Kurds, and the Cold War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Covert Relationship: U.S. Foreign Policy, Intelligence and the Iran-Iraq War (Praeger, 2010), and co-edited with Nigel Ashton, The Iran-Iraq War: New International Perspectives (Routledge, 2012). He also contributes regularly to publications dealing with Middle Eastern issues, like Foreign Policy, Middle East Eye, CNN, and Huffington Post.
His research focuses on foreign policy decision-making with respect to the Middle East and Gulf regions, particularly U.S. foreign policy toward Iraq, Iran, and the Gulf.