Dr. J.E. Peterson is a historian and political analyst specializing in the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf.
He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University SAIS and has worked at the Library of Congress and taught at Bowdoin
College, the College of William and Mary, the University of Pennsylvania, and Portland State University, all in the United
He has been a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (Philadelphia) and the Middle East Institute (Washington, D.C.),
and an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.).
Until 1999, he served as the Historian of the Sultan's Armed Forces in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Security
and Defence in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, and he spent 2000-2001 at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
He is affiliated with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona and served as the 2004 Sir William
Luce Fellow at the University of Durham (UK).