Risa Brooks

Dr. Brooks is the Allis Chalmers Associate Professor of Political Science and a non-resident senior associate in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Brooks’ research focuses on issues related to American and comparative civil-military relations, military effectiveness, and militant & terrorist organizations; she...

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Robert Springborg

Robert Springborg is Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London, and a non-resident research fellow of the Italian Institute of International Affairs. Until October 2013, he was Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School and Program Manager for the Middle East for the Center for Civil-Military Relations. His

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İsmet Akça

İsmet Akça is no longer with the Carnegie Middle East Center. İsmet Akça was a consultant and nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Turkish military’s economy and civil-military relations in Turkey. Prior to joining Carnegie, he was assistant professor at the Department of Political Science

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Sarah El Battouty

Sarah El Battouty is a non-resident scholar at MEI. She is an award-winning architect with 18 years’ experience in the field of green and environmental building. Sarah is the founder of one of Egypt’s leading environmental design and auditing companies, ECOnsult, which has carried out the most certified energy-saving projects in Egypt. Her design work spans from

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Michael W. S. Ryan

Dr. Michael W. S. Ryan is an independent consultant and researcher on Middle Eastern security issues and a Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation. He is the author of Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America (Columbia University Press, 2013). Ryan has served as the Vice President of the Middle East Institute as well

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