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John Miglietta, PhD


John Miglietta is a political scientist who focuses on the study of American foreign policy in the Middle East with an emphasis on international security issues. He is the author of American Alliance Policy in the Middle East, 1945-1992 (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002). This is a study of the dynamics of U.S. alliances in the region focusing on Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Miglietta also has research interests in studying American foreign policy in Central Asia, as well as weapons proliferation.


211 Crouch Hall, (615) 963-5515,  jmiglietta@tnstate.edu


Ph.D. New York University, 1995

M.A. New York University, 1987

B.A. Fordham University, 1984

Courses Taught

American Foreign Policy, Middle East Politics, International Organizations, International Law, The Politics of Arms Control

Research Interests

American Foreign Policy, International Security, Middle East Politics, Central Asia

Selected Publications

American Alliance Policy in the Middle East, 1945-1992. New York: Lexington Books, 2002.

“The U.S. and Libya: “The Evolution of a Complex Relationship.” In The United States’ Foreign Policy in Africa in the 21st Century, edited by Adebayo Oyebade. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2014.