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Ekavi Athanassopoulou

Ekavi Athanassopoulou (MA, PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) is Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Athens. Research Associate of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) (1999-). Author of: Strategic Relations between the U.S. and Turkey: 1979-2000; Turkey: Anglo-American Security Interests, 1945-1952: The First Enlargement of NATO; A Triangular Relationship, The U.S., Turkey and Israel, 1948-2010 (in preparation).

James R. Stocker

James Stocker is Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Trinity Washington University. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the author of Spheres of Intervention: US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967-1976 (Cornell University Press, 2016), as well as articles in the International History Review, the Journal of Cold War Studies, the Middle East Journal, Cold War History, and other publications.

Maurice Jr. Marc Labelle

Dr. Maurice Jr. M. Labelle specializes in the interconnected histories of Arab decolonization, postcolonialism, and US-Middle East Relations. More specifically, he is most interested in historicizing the Palestinian-American public intellectual Edward Said, his political activism, as well as his influential anti-imperial critique of the United States--most famously outlined in his seminal 1978 book, Orientalism. Dr.

Christopher Roy William Dietrich

Chris Dietrich's research and writing emphasize U.S. diplomatic history, the history of twentieth century American political thought, and the history of international politics. He finds particular interest in the relationship between ideas and power on global, national, and local scales. His work has covered the oil policies of the United States and the OPEC nations, U.S. national security and energy security, the political and intellectual networks of the international community, and decolonization in the Middle East and Africa.;

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