I am a conflict resolution expert based in Washington, DC, and an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project.
In various capacities, I’ve worked or consulted for the World Bank, the US Army in Afghanistan, the International Rescue Committee, the Carter Center, the Israel Policy Forum, the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, Abraham’s Vision and Soliya. Most recently, I deployed to eastern Afghanistan as a Social Scientist for the US Army’s Human Terrain System, where I served as a civilian advisor to Coalition Forces, mainly in Laghman and Nuristan Provinces.
I’ve been a regular guest on the Voice of America, a blogger for the Huffington Post, and an election monitor in the Former Soviet Union for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. I’ve conducted extensive fieldwork in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Northern Ireland, West Africa, Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine.
My writing and commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, Newsweek/Daily Beast, Le Monde Diplomatique, RFE/RL, Asia Times, Pakistan’s The Dawn, Beirut’s Daily Star, Israel’s Yediot Ahronoth, Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, Middle East Times, World Politics Review, Transitions Online, Eurasia Insight, European Affairs Journal and elsewhere.
I have a Master’s Degree from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.
I can be reached by email here.
[Banner Photo: Hezbollah Attack on US Marine Barracks, Lebanon, 23 October 1983]