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PhD, University of Kentucky
MA, New York University
BA, Rutgers University

John Perry’s academic interests focus on non-state actors of the Middle East and their relationship with the United States.  His dissertation explored the interactions between the Muslim Brotherhood, Palestinain refugees, and Syrian ethnic minorities with the U.S. government during the early Cold War.  He argues that non-state actors transformed American foreign policy in the Middle East and ultimately defined how the Cold War played out in the region.  He is currently revising his dissertation for publication as a monograph.  His teaching and research interests include the history of the United States in the world, global Cold War history, modern Middle East history, empire, and decolonization.

Recent Courses

The Long Road to 9/11: The United States in the Middle East, 1945 – Present

Selected Publications

“Shifting Sands: The United States, Great Britain, and the Muslim Brotherhood, 1945 – 1954.” Global Politics Review.  Vol. II, Issue I (April, 2016).

“New Terrorism and the United States” in US History, Gale eBooks, series IV, edited by Andrew Hartman.  Cengage Learning, 2016.  www.cengage.com.

“The U.S. War in Afghanistan” in US History, Gale eBooks, series IV, edited by Andrew Hartman.  Cengage Learning, 2016.  www.cengage.com.

“The U.S. War in Iraq” in US History, Gale eBooks, series IV, edited by Andrew Hartman.  Cengage Learning, 2016.  www.cengage.com.