Ilan Berman

Ilan Berman is Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, he has consulted for both the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Department of Defense, and provided assistance on foreign policy and national security issues to a range of governmental agencies and congressional offices.

Mr. Berman is a member of the Associated Faculty at Missouri State University's Department of Defense and Strategic Studies. He also serves as a columnist for Forbes.com and the Washington Times, and as the Editor of The Journal of International Security Affairs.

Mr. Berman is the author of two books—Tehran Rising: Iran's Challenge to the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005) and Winning the Long War: Retaking the Offensive Against Radical Islam, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in July 2009)—and editor of two others: Dismantling Tyranny: Transitioning Beyond Totalitarian Regimes (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), co-edited with J. Michael Waller, and Taking on Tehran: Strategies for Confronting the Islamic Republic (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007). His newest book, Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America, has just been released by Regnery Publishing.