Efraim Karsh is Professor Emeritus of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King’s College London, Professor of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University, and a Senior Research Associate at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies and the Middle East Forum (Philadelphia). A founding director of the programme for Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King’s College (currently the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies), which he headed for sixteen years, he is editor of the Middle East Quarterly and Israel Affairs academic journals, and the author of over 100 scholarly articles and sixteen books, including The Tail Wags the Dog: International Politics and the Middle East (Bloomsbury, 2015);  Palestine Betrayed (Yale, 2010); Islamic Imperialism: A History (Yale, 2006);  Arafat’s War: The Man and his Battle for Israeli Conquest (Grove, 2003); Empires of the Sand: The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East 1798-1923 (Harvard, 1999); Fabricating Israeli History: The “New Historians” (Routledge, 1997); The Gulf Conflict 1990-1991 (Princeton, 1993); Saddam Hussein: A Political Biography (The Free Press, 1991); and Neutrality and Small States (Routledge, 1987). Mr. Karsh has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Columbia universities, the Sorbonne, and the London School of Economics; and been a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. He has published op-ed articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, London Times, Der Spiegel, and many other global newspapers.