About Ryan Evans

Ryan is the Assistant Director of the Center for the National Interest. He is a Ph.D. Candidate at the King’s College London War Studies Department. 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 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.


The “First War on Terrorism?”: Recommended Reading

The “First War on Terrorism?”: Recommended Reading

WOTR contributor Bill Rosenau of the CNA Corporation’s Center for Strategic Studies has an exciting new report on “the forgotten history of counterterrorism in the…

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Podcast: In Search of a Middle East Strategy

Podcast: In Search of a Middle East Strategy

Some of the sharpest minds on the Middle East in town sat down over drinks to tackle some of the most troublesome problems in the…

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Ryan Evans for FPRI: Turkey’s Shifting Strategic Culture

Ryan Evans for FPRI: Turkey’s Shifting Strategic Culture

When Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was recently sworn in as the President of the Republic of Turkey, the ceremony did not lack in symbolism, much of…

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Drinking Disruption

Drinking Disruption

Here are War on the Rocks, we pride ourselves on being the world’s only booze themed foreign policy and defense website. And, as you all…

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Obama, Russia, and Ukraine: What You Think

Obama, Russia, and Ukraine: What You Think

With Russia conducting exercises on its border with Ukraine and a Russian proposal for “humanitarian” intervention on the UN Security Council table, an expansion of…

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Machiavelli’s 27 Rules of War

Machiavelli’s 27 Rules of War

Niccolo Machiavelli is best known for The Prince, his guidebook on ruling an Italian city-state. But for a long time after his death, Machiavelli’s Art of…

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