Tyler B. Parker is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Political Science Department at Boston College. His dissertation analyzes the foreign policies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, with a focus on their respective bilateral alignments with the United States since 1991. As of summer 2022, he has conducted research in Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
He has published in Middle East Policy, Terrorism and Political Violence, Small States & Territories, The Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage blog, and Political Violence at a Glance. Tyler received a BA in Arabic from The Ohio State University and a MA in Islamic and Near Eastern Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. He taught elementary and intermediate Arabic at WashU and at the Arab American Language Institute in Meknes, Morocco.
His areas of specialization include governance, politics, and security in the GCC states and Yemen; Arabic-language content and discourse analysis; and the alliance politics of states and non-state actors in the Middle East and North Africa.