Jesse Marks is a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow and Middle East analyst based in Amman, Jordan where he is researching as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Jordan’s Center for Strategic Studies. He regularly writes analyses and commentaries on U.S.-Middle East policy, the Syrian crisis, and displacement in the Levant that have been published with Foreign Affairs, World Politics Review, Cipher Brief, Defense One, the National Interest, and the Hill. Marks is a former Boren scholar to Jordan where he studied Arabic from 2015 to 2016. He holds a B.A. in Middle East Studies with a focus in national security and Arabic.