Dr. David Romano
Dr. David Romano is a Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics at Missouri State University. He has authored numerous publications on the Kurds and the Middle East, including two books.
His research interests cover nationalism, social movements, theories of peace and conflict, political violence, politicized Islam, Middle-East and Mediterranean politics (with a special emphasis on Turkey, Iraq, the Kurds and other Middle Eastern minorities) and foreign policy.
Dr. Romano has been a Rudaw columnist since 2010.
- PhD in Political Science, 2002, University of Toronto
- MA in Political Science, 1993, McGill University
- BA in Middle East Studies and Political Science, 1991, McGill University
- Politics and Government of the Middle East
- International Relations Theories
- Foreign Policies of Middle East States
- Political Violence and Terrorism
Research and professional interests
- Social movements
- Theories of peace and conflict
- Non-state actors (particularly movements employing guerrilla and terrorist tactics)
- Politicized Islam
- Middle-East and Mediterranean politics (with a special emphasis on Turkey, Iraq, the Kurds and other Middle Eastern minorities)
- Forced migration (refugees, internally displaced persons)
- Globalization and development issues
Area of expertiseMiddle East
Iraq’s Political Paralysis Is a Result of a System the U.S. Helped Create
Middle East politics expert Dr. David Romano shares his perspective.
Two MSU Experts on the Kurds Explain Turkey's Invasion of Syria
Middle East politics expert Dr. David Romano address the complicated relationship between Turkey and the Kurds.
After attacks by Turkey, Trump falsely claims Kurds in Syria are much safer now
Middle East politics expert Dr. David Romano explains why the Kurds are not safer without U.S. support.
Fact check: Trump nonsensically claims other presidents tried to make his Turkey deal for '10 years'
Middle East politics expert Dr. David Romano explains why President Trump’s claim about the recent Turkey deal doesn’t make any sense.
Syrian business owner in Springfield laments the state of his native land
Middle East politics expert Dr. David Romano addresses the most recent chemical attack in Syria.
Syrians stifled by Lebanon’s new entry restrictions
Middle East politics expert Dr. David Romano weighs in on why Lebanon is restricting Syrians’ entry into the country.