I am a political scientist and serve as a professor in Contemporary Middle East Studies at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense. I used to work as an academic teacher, political advisor and researcher in Germany (Tübingen, Hamburg and Bremen), the Middle East (Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq), and the US (Denver, Colorado). I published extensively on Middle Eastern affairs, particularly international relations. Some of my shorter analyses have been published with the open access journal E-International Relations at https://www.e-ir.info/author/martin-beck/. My latest publications and activities can be found athttps://portal.findresearcher.sdu.dk/en/persons/mbeck.