Eric Lob

Dr. Lob is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations. His research focuses on the intersection of development and politics in the Middle East. It specifically explores how state and non-state actors in the region instrumentalize development as a soft power mechanism to further their political interests both domestically and internationally. Lob currently teaches courses on comparative politics and international relations of the Middle East and on political violence and revolution.


American Election, US Foreign Policy and the Middle East

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