Mr. 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. He has been called one of America's "leading experts on

the Middle East and Iran" by CNN.

Mr. Berman is a member of the Associated Faculty at Missouri State University's

Department of Defense and Strategic Studies. A frequent writer and commentator,

he has written for the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, 

Foreign Policy, the Washington Post and USA Today, among many other


Mr. Berman is the editor of four books - Dismantling Tyranny: Transitioning Beyond

Totalitarian Regimes (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), co-edited with J. Michael

Waller Taking on Tehran: Strategies for Confronting the Islamic Republic 

(Rowman & Littlefield, 2007); Iran's Strategic Penetration of Latin America (Lexington

Books, 2015), co-edited with Joseph Humire, and; The Logic of Irregular War:

Asymmetry and America's Adversaries (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) - and the author of four others: Tehran Rising: Iran's Challenge to the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), Winning the Long War: Retaking the Offensive Against Radical Islam (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America (Regnery Publishing, 2013), and most recently, Iran's Deadly Ambition: The Islamic Republic's Quest for Global Power (Encounter Books, 2015).

Senior Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC), United States

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