Biography

2013. Giving a speech about drones and human rights in Geneva, Switzerland.
2013. Giving a speech about drones and human rights in Geneva, Switzerland.

I’m a writer, speaker, social media pro, formerly a pundit, former consultant, and former intelligence analyst.

I’m currently a National Security Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where I occasionally publish analysis of various national security topics. I spent a few years doing comms work for the Eurasia Foundation, which does civil society work in the former Soviet Union, Middle East, and China. Before that, I worked as a freelance journalist covering national security in Washington, DC. I also spent two years as a fellow at the American Security Project doing policy analysis on national security issues. And before that, I worked as a senior military intelligence analyst for the U.S. government covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen.

I wrote a book in 2010, Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. You can purchase it here.

A while ago I left the Twitters, but you can connect with me on Facebook, and find hours upon hours of my media appearances and public speeches on Youtube. In addition, I’m up on About.me, as well as Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu.