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.