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Daniel Byman

Daniel Byman is the Director of the Security Studies Program and the Center for Peace and Security Studies as well as an Associate Professor in the Edward A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Before joining the Security Studies Program, Dr. Byman was a Professional Staff Member with the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (the "9/11 Commission) and the Joint 9/11 Inquiry Staff of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. He has also worked as Research Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation and as an analyst of the Middle East for the U.S. government. Dr. Byman has written widely on a range of topics related to terrorism, international security, and the Middle East. He is the author of Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflict and co-author of The Dynamics of Coercion: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might. Dr. Byman's latest book is Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism.


He is an expert on issues surrounding global terrorism including terrorism in the Middle East, the U.S. War on Terror, intelligence and fighting the War on Terror, the practice of suicide bombing, terrorist groups including al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas, Osama bin Laden, state sponsored terrorism, counterterrorism tactics, strategies for dealing with terrorists who take hostages, the relationship between Syria and Lebanon, the spread of democracy in the Middle East, Iran and development of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction, the War in Iraq, Iraqi insurgency, the practice of renditions, U.S. national security, international security, ethnic conflict, and the use of military force around the globe and its impact on international relations. See this list of publications.




Figuring out options in Iraq
ASK THIS | September 01, 2005
The head of Georgetown University's security studies program poses questions critical to an informed debate over where we go from here.

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