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Pete Moore



Pete Moore


Pete Moore earned a B.A. at the Virginia Military Institute, and an M.A. at the University of Virginia. For several years he worked as a research analyst on Gulf security issues for the professional services firm, BDM Inc. (bring da’money). He earned a PhD in Political Science at McGill University in Montreal working with Rex Brynen. His research focused on business-state relations and economic development in the Gulf and Levant. Prior to Case, he held positions at Concordia University (Montreal), Dartmouth College, and the University of Miami (Coral Gables).

His current project is a comparative examination of political economies during civil war in Lebanon, Iraq, and Algeria. In 2008-2009 he was a Fulbright Fellow at Zayed University in Dubai, UAE. Along with co-authors Rex Brynen, Bassell Salloukh and Marie Joelle Zahar, he is completing a book manuscript with the (soon-to-be-changed) title, Liberalization and Democratization in the Arab World: Failed Reform and Enduring Authoritarianism. He serves on the Editorial Board of MERIP and directs of the newly created Northeast Ohio University Consortium for Middle East Studies.

Selected Publications

"Guilty Bystanders: Jordan, Kuwait, and the Iran-Iraq War," Middle East Report, Winter 2011

“Making Big Money on Iraq,” Middle East Report, Fall 2009

“HAMAS inside the Beltway,” Middle East Law and Governance, (1) 2009

“Beyond Boom and Bust: External Rents, Durable Authoritarianism, and Institutional Adaptation in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” (co-author Anne Peters), Studies in Comparative International Development, 44:2, 2009

“Struggles under Authoritarianism: Regimes, states, and professional associations in the Arab World,” (co-author Bassel F. Salloukh) International Journal of Middle East Studies, February 2007

“The War Economy of Iraq,” (co-author Christopher Parker) Middle East Report, Summer 2007

“The Secret Iraq Documents My Eight Year-Old Found,”, May 18, 2007

Doing Business in the Middle East: Politics and Economic Crisis in Jordan and Kuwait, Cambridge University Press, 2004.