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

Katherine Zimmerman
Research Fellow
Senior Analyst, Critical Threats Project
Al Qaeda Team Lead

Reza Jan
Analyst, Critical Threats Project
Pakistan Team Lead

Alexis Knutsen
Analyst, Critical Threats Project
al Qaeda Team

Mehrdad Moarefian
Analyst, Critical Threats Project
Iran Team
His work on Iran can be found on

Please see work on Iran by other Critical Threats team members here.

outside contributors

Ahmad Majidyar
AEI Senior Research Associate

Hassan Mneimneh

Jeff Azarva

Kara Flook

Kimberly Kagan
President, Institute for the Study of War

Jeff Dressler

Stephen Blank


Sasha Gordon

Chris Harnisch

Charlie Szrom

Maseh Zarif


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