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Aram Nerguizian    

Visiting Fellow, Burke Chair in Strategy

Aram Nerguizian is a visiting fellow with the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at CSIS, where he conducts research on the Middle East and North Africa. He specializes in security, politics, and military development in the Middle East, focusing on specialized themes such as the Lebanese military, U.S. and Iranian strategic competition in the Levant, and challenges to civil-military relations and force development in post-conflict and divided societies. Nerguizian received a B.A. in political science from Concordia University in Montreal and a master’s in international affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He has also received security assistance training from the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management. Nerguizian has authored or coauthored a number of Burke Chair books and reports at CSIS. His reports include Instability in Syria: Assessing the Risks of Military Intervention; U.S.-Iranian Strategic Competition: The Proxy Cold War in the Levant, Egypt & Jordan; The Arab-Israeli Military Balance: Conventional Realities & Asymmetric Challenges; The Gulf Military Balance in 2010: An Overview; and The Lebanese Armed Forces: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Syria Lebanon. His books include The North African Military Balance: Force Developments in the Maghreb and Israel and Syria: The Military Balance and the Prospects of War.

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