Michael W. S. Ryan

Michael W. S. Ryan

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Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation

Dr. Michael W. S. Ryan is currently a Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Middle East Journal. Ryan is the author of Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America (Columbia, 2013), a recent U.S. Naval War College Case Study, “ISIS: The Terrorist Group That Would Be a State” (August 2015), and numerous articles on Middle Eastern radical groups. He served in senior positions in the federal government including the U.S. Department of State and the Pentagon.


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