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Brian Glyn Williams

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Brian Glyn Williams is a professor of Islamic History at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth who worked for the CIA.[1][2][3] As an undergraduate, he attended Stetson University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1988. He received his PhD in Middle Eastern and Islamic Central Asian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. An expert on history of the Middle East, he has written a number of books on Afghanistan, the War on Terror and General Rashid Dostum.[4] His articles have been published by the Jamestown Foundation.[5] As an expert in the country, he teaches courses on Afghanistan at Umass Dartmouth.[2]


  • Williams, Brian Glyn (2001). The Crimean Tatars: The Diaspora Experience and the Forging of a Nation. Brill Academic Pub. ISBN 9004121226.
  • Williams, Brian Glyn (2011). Afghanistan Declassified: A Guide to America's Longest War by Brian Glyn Williams. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 0812244036.
  • Williams, Brian Glyn (July 2013). Predators: The CIA's Drone War on al Qaeda by Brian Glyn Williams. Potomac Books Inc. ISBN 1612346170.
  • Williams, Brian Glyn (September 2013). The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior Who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1613748000.
  • Williams, Brian Glyn (2015). Inferno in Chechnya: The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings. ForeEdge. ISBN 978-1611687378.


  1. ^ "CV". Brian Glyn Williams.
  2. ^ a b Williams, Brian Glyn (2013-04-25). "Thoughts on the 'Jihadification' of Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev". Huffington Post.
  3. ^ "America's War In Afghanistan, In Photos". RFE/RL. Retrieved 2022-02-06.
  4. ^ "The increasing reliance on drones". Potomac Books. Archived from the original on 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
  5. ^ "Articles by Brian Glyn Williams". Jamestown Foundation. Archived from the original on 2013-05-30. Retrieved 2013-04-29.