Steve Simon

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Steve Simon

Steven Simon is a terrorologist at the Council on Foreign Relations and former analyst with the US National Security Council. His CFR bio:

Award-winning coauthor of The Age of Sacred Terror and The Next Attack. Former director for global issues and senior director for transnational threats at the National Security Council. Current work examines the consequences of the American intervention in Iraq, Muslim/non-Muslim relations, and the role of religion in U.S. foreign policy...[1]


Senior Analyst, Middle East and Terrorism, Rand (2003 - 2006); Adjunct Professor of Middle East Security Studies, Georgetown University (2005 - present); Deputy Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Carol Dean Senior Fellow in U.S. Security Studies, International Institute for Strategic Studies (1999 - 2003); Director for Global Issues and Senior Director for Transnational Threats, National Security Council (1994 - 1999).[2]

Selected Publications

In Their Own Words (Washington Post Book World, October 2007); After the Surge: The Case for U.S. Military Disengagement from Iraq (Council on Foreign Relations, 2007) The Next Attack (Henry Holt, 2005); Building a Successful Palestinian State (coauthor, Rand Corporation, 2005); The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State (coauthor, Rand Corporation, 2005); Iraq at the Crossroads: State and Society in the Shadow of Regime Change (coeditor, Oxford University Press/IISS 2003); The Age of Sacred Terror (Random House, 2002).[3]

Current Research Projects

  • Roundtable on the U.S. and Middle East
  • Middle East Program

Past Research Project

  • Council Special Report on Iraq: After the Surge[4]