Jean-Loup Samaan is a senior research fellow at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore as well as an associate research fellow with the French Institute of International Relations. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Yale-NUS College. His research focuses on Middle Eastern strategic affairs, in particular Israel-Hezbollah conflict, and the evolution of the Gulf security system. Samaan is the author of a new book titled The Indian Ocean as a New Political and Security Region, to be published by Palgrave in March 2022. He has authored four other books and several articles and monographs for various academic and policy journals such as Survival, Orbis, Comparative Strategy, Parameters, Politique Etrangère, and The International Spectator.