Ethan D. Chorin is an author, Middle East political analyst and environmental entrepreneur. He has spent more than 25 years living and working in the Middle East and Africa as a US diplomat, government relations executive, and head of Perim Associates. The author of three books (Benghazi!: A New History (Hachette, 2012), Exit the Colonel (Public Affairs, 2012) and Translating Libya (Darf, 2015)), his work on Libya and the broader Middle East, and environmental topics has appeared in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Forbes, Newsweek, Prospect, and the BBC. He has held Fulbright (Jordan) and Fulbright-Hays (Yemen) fellowships, and has held fellow and researcher positions at Yale University, SOAS, the Dubai School of Government, and the Ecole polytechnique. Chorin holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley, an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford, and a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from Yale, with distinction.