NATHAN LEAN is a writer and scholar of Middle Eastern studies, political science, and international relations. He holds a Masters of Arts in International Studies and and has written extensively on Islam, American foreign policy, North African politics, and cultural diplomacy. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Aslan Media and a contributing writer on national politics and global affairs at PolicyMic.com. He is currently completing a graduate degree at Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. Nathan is the co-author of Iran, Israel, and the United States (Praeger 2010) and the author of The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims (Pluto Press, 2012). Visit his website at: www.nathanlean.com and follow him on Twitter @nathanlean.