I am the communications officer for Eurasia Foundation, which does civic engagement, connectivity, and cross-border peacebuilding in the Middle East, North Africa, Eurasia, and East Asia.
For a while, I was a freelance journalist working on counterterrorism, intelligence policy, and national security. I wrote for The Atlantic, the New York Times, The Washington Post, the New York Daily News, the Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, The American Prospect, and the Columbian Journalism Review.
In November of 2010 I published my first book, Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net, which was praised by the New York Times as “an attuned observer of the American-led effort in Afghanistan.” Buy it here.
From January 2011 to March of 2013, I was a Fellow at the American Security Project. Before that fellowship, I was a senior intelligence analyst for the U.S. military, a civilian adviser to the U.S. military in Afghanistan, a political analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Yemen, and the in-house futurist for the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command.
A frequent commentator for American and global media, I appear regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio.