Louis Wasser is a graduate student in Political Science. He graduated from Cornell in 2007 with a BA in Government and a minor in International Relations. Prior to graduate school Louis was based in Cairo, where he worked primarily as an economic journalist, covering issues ranging from Egypt’s energy sector to Somali piracy’s impact on Suez Canal revenues. His work has been published in the Financial Times and San Francisco Chronicle, among other places. Louis’ research interests include opposition group strategies (armed and unarmed), the Middle East and North Africa, natural resources, and the American Civil War.