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.


The Seven Deadly Sins of the Human Terrain System: An Insider’s Perspective

The Seven Deadly Sins of the Human Terrain System: An Insider’s Perspective

The Human Terrain System (HTS) – a U.S. Army program aimed at helping U.S. and allied military forces understand the people around them in Iraq…

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PODCAST: The war with China you've been waiting for

PODCAST: The war with China you’ve been waiting for

I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with PW Singer and August Cole to talk about their new book, Ghost Fleet: A Novel of…

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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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