Jason Pack is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Middle East Institute, author of Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder, and the President of Libya-Analysis LLC.
His publications and events at MEI have focused on presenting a systematic view of Libya’s economic structures as well as the ongoing patterns of foreign interference in the country. Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder (Hurst, October 2021) is a ‘cross-over’ academic book that explores what Libya’s dysfunctional economic structures and its ongoing civil war reveal about broader patterns undergirding 21st century geopolitics. Jason’s concept (that we no longer inhabit the post-Cold War world order but have entered a new era — the ‘Enduring Disorder’) was conceived to convey the withdrawal of American leadership and the ensuing collective action failures that have come to define international politics. In a series of upcoming articles and media, he will be applying this concept to climate change, tax havens, and the crises in Ukraine, Syria, and Afghanistan.
Mr. Pack is a consultant, author, and commentator with over two decades of experience living in and working on, the Middle East. In 2004, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Syria and in 2008, he moved to Tripoli to assist Western businesses in reentering Libya during the late Gadhafi-era. In 2011, Jason created Libya-Analysis LLC — a consultancy organization producing evidence-based analysis, forecasting, business intelligence, and commercial research on Libya. Jason founded Eye on ISIS, a non-profit 501c3 in 2015, subsequently launching the organization’s flagship project the Libya Security Monitor (LSM) in 2021. The LSM is an incident tracking service tracing security developments in Libya, ISIS activity, its interactions with other jihadi actors, and Western actions toward the group.
In addition to academic and policy writing focused on Libya, he publishes on oil markets, U.S. politics, wine tasting, and travel. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Spectator, The Financial Times, The Petroleum Economist, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and Foreign Affairs. He was the 2018 World Champion of Doubles Backgammon and is the CEO of Birthplace of Wine Experience.
Mr. Pack holds an MSt. in Global and Imperial History from St Antony’s College, Oxford University. His interrupted History PhD at St Catharine's College, Cambridge University is entitled The British Military Administration of Libya (1942-51) and the Anglo-Sanussi Relationship (1882-1969).
Countries/Regions of Expertise:
Libya, North Africa, Syria, Britain, Georgia
Issues of Expertise:
Arbitration, Geostrategy, Oil and Gas, Maritime Security, Due Diligence, Counter-Terrorism