Gary Wasserman was a Professor of Government at Georgetown University in Qatar for eight years. He has written for The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Political Science Quarterly, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is a frequent TV political commentator, worked as a Washington communications consultant, and taught at Johns Hopkins SAIS in China, at Columbia University, and Medgar Evers College. His book, The Basics of American Politics, published for over 40 years, has become the standard brief American government text, and is now in its 15th edition. He is also the author of The Doha Experiment, a memoir of his 8 years in Doha.