Rob Scherer is a Middle East Researcher at ACLED and has worked with the organization since July 2021. He has over 8 years of experience working as a researcher and intelligence analyst focusing on the Near East and Central Asia, in capacities ranging from military to civilian government to non-profit research. He has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Maryland, and his interests include geopolitics, ethnography, demography, and Near East religious history. He is professionally proficient in Farsi, Portuguese, French, and Spanish, and has limited proficiency in German, Hebrew, and Pashto.