Dr. Ethan Chorin is CEO of Perim Associates, and an expert in the politics and economics of North Africa and the Gulf States. He has managed major research and development efforts in the UAE, Libya, Algeria, and the Horn of Africa. Chorin served as a U.S. diplomat in the UAE and Libya, and was subsequently head of Corporate Social Responsibility and a government relations executive for Dubai Ports World. He is the author of two books, Exit the Colonel, and Translating Libya.