About Ryan Evans

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief of War on the Rocks. He is a Ph.D. student at the King’s College London War Studies Department. Evans works part-time as a research analyst for the Center for Strategic Studies at the Center for Naval Analyses. He deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan from 2010 – 2011 as a Social Scientist on a U.S. Army Human Terrain Team that was OPCON/TACON to the British-led Task Force Helmand. He has worked as assistant director at the Center for the National Interest, a research fellow at the Washington-based Center for National Policy, and for the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence in London. He is a Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.


PODCAST: National Security and the Schoolhouse

PODCAST: National Security and the Schoolhouse

This is a very special Schoolhouse edition of the War on the Rocks podcast series. As many of you know, our Schoolhouse series is concerned…

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The State of the World: A Conversation with Lawrence Freedman

The State of the World: A Conversation with Lawrence Freedman

Yesterday, Lawrence Freedman of King’s College London joined me for a conversation on the state of the world atop the ME Hotel’s rooftop bar in…

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Point-Counterpoint on Arming Ukraine

Point-Counterpoint on Arming Ukraine

Last week, we had the pleasure of taking part in the Chess Clock Debates, a new and exciting podcast series produced by Benjamin Wittes. The…

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Welcoming Van Jackson, our newest Senior Editor

Welcoming Van Jackson, our newest Senior Editor

I am very pleased to announce Dr. Van Jackson (@WonkVJ) is joining our stable of senior editors here at War on the Rocks. Jackson is…

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War on the Rocks Happy Hour at ISA in New Orleans

War on the Rocks Happy Hour at ISA in New Orleans

If you are going to this week’s International Studies Association convention in New Orleans, please drop by our happy hour! We will be discussing our new…

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The Schoolhouse: Remaking Education in International Affairs

The Schoolhouse: Remaking Education in International Affairs

America’s higher education system, and in particular, its advanced graduate training, have long been the envy of the world. Richly endowed and highly respected, universities…

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