Brian Fishman is a counter-terrorism research fellow in the International Studies Program at New America, a Fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point, and an affiliate of Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. He previously served as the CTC’s Director of Research and was a professor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. Fishman is the author of a number of studies on terrorism and al-Qaeda, including seminal investigations of al-Qaeda’s foreign fighters in Iraq and Iranian support for Shia militias fighting U.S. troops in Iraq. Fishman is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was a founding editor of the CTC Sentinel. He has taught as an adjunct professor in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.