Dr. Nath Aldalala’a holds a PhD in in international relations from the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, and holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from the Department of Culture at Sunderland University. His research interests include discourse of representation, American foreign policy in the Middle East, China’s relations with the Middle East (UAE in particular) and China in global governance. Dr. Nath is currently a professor of International Relations at Shandong University, China. He previously served in various universities including American University in the Emirates, in the UAE, and John Moores University in the UK. He is a peer reviewer for several international journals.