Frederick W. Kagan
Christopher DeMuth Chair
Director, Critical Threats Project 
His work on related threats can be found on

Marie Donovan
Analyst, Critical Threats Project

Paul Bucala
Analyst, Critical Threats Project

Caitlin Shayda Pendleton
Analyst, Critical Threats Project


For work on related threats, please visit

Outside Contributors

Danielle Pletka
AEI Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies

Michael Rubin
AEI Resident Scholar

Ali Alfoneh
AEI Resident Fellow

Roger Noriega
AEI Visiting Fellow 

Ahmad Majidyar
AEI Senior Research Associate  

Phil Alito

Marisa Cochrane Sullivan
Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of War 

Stephen Blank


Mehrdad Moarefian

Katherine Faley

Ariel Farrar-Wellman 

Will Fulton

Brianna Rosen

Charlie Szrom

Maseh Zarif


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