Dr. Calabrese is a professor of U.S. foreign policy at American University in Washington, D.C. He also serves as a Scholar in Residence at the Middle East Institute (MEI) where he is directing MEI`s project on The Middle East and Asia (MAP). He is the Book Review Editor of The Middle East Journal and general series editor of MEI Viewpoints. He is the author of China’s Changing Relations with the Middle East and Revolutionary Horizons: Iran`s Regional Foreign Policy. He has edited several books and has written numerous articles on the international relations of the Middle East, especially on the cross-regional ties between the Middle East and Asia. He co-directed a recently completed project for the European Commission on Transatlantic Cooperation on Protracted Displacement. He earned his B.A. from Georgetown University and a Diploma (with distinction) and Ph.D. in international relations from The London School of Economics.