Dr. Colin Kahl is the inaugural Steven C. Hazy senior fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies' Center for International Security and Cooperation, a strategic consultant at the Penn-Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, and an associate professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. From October 2014 to January 2017, Dr. Kahl was Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President. In that position, he served as a senior advisor to President Obama and Vice President Biden on all matters related to U.S. foreign policy and national security affairs, and represented the Office of the Vice President as a standing member of the National Security Council Deputies’ Committee. From February 2009 to December 2011, Dr. Kahl was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East at the Pentagon. In this capacity, he served as the senior policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian territories, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, and six other countries in the Levant and Persian Gulf region. In 2011, Dr. Kahl was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service by Secretary Robert Gates. Follow Dr. Kahl on Twitter at @ColinKahl.

Read some of Dr. Kahl's recent work: