Dr. Daniel L. Byman is a professor at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service in the Security Studies Program and Department of Government. He is a Senior Fellow and the Director of Research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution where he conducts research on terrorism, Iran, and other Middle East security issues. Byman previously served as the Director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University and as Research Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation.
Dr. Byman was a professional staff member on both the 9/11 commission and the Joint 9/11 Inquiry Staff of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Early in his career, he served as a political analyst for the U.S. government. He holds a BA from Amherst College and a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Byman's publications include the books A High Price:The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism, The Five Front War: A Better Way to Fight Global Jihad, Things Fall Apart: Containing the Spillover From an Iraqi Civil War, Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts, and Deadly Connections: States That Sponsor Terrorism. Dr. Byman has written extensively on a range of topics related to terrorism, international security, civil and ethnic conflict, and the Middle East. He is a frequent contributor to Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and The Washington Post, and his work has appeared in a range of scholarly and policy journals.
- – (2001). Trends in Outside Support for Insurgent Movements. Rand Corporation. ISBN 978-0-8330-3052-8.
- – (30 January 2002). Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts. JHU Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-6804-7.
- w/ Matthew Waxman (co-author) (4 February 2002). The Dynamics of Coercion: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00780-1.
- – (27 June 2005). Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-83973-0.
- w/ Kenneth M. Pollack (co-author) (2007). Things fall apart: containing the spillover from an Iraqi civil war. Brookings Institution Press. ISBN 978-0-8157-1379-1.
- – (18 May 2011). A High Price:The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-983174-6.
- – (May 4 2013) "The Wobbling Red Line in Syria", op-ed, New York Times. "Empty threats weaken America’s credibility", regarding President Obama's "red line" comment on Syria's chemical weapons.
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