Brian Glyn Williams is Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and terrorism analystBGWilliamsAfghanistanCropped2.JPG at the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, D.C.  He formerly lectured in Middle Eastern and Balkan History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and in Islamic Central Asian and Medieval Middle Eastern History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The author of The Crimean Tartars: The Diaspora Experience and the Forging of a Nation (Brill, 2001), he has published extensively in both peer-reviewed and trade outlets, including the Jamestown Foundation's Terrorism Monitor, Middle East Policy, and Jane's Intelligence Digest, Intelligence Review, and Islamic Affairs Analyst.

His work has been featured in Time, the Washington Post,  the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, ABC News, and UPI. He has conducted extensive fieldwork on the contemporary history of Al-Qaeda, with research ranging from interviews with Northern Alliance warlords and Taliban prisoners in Afghanistan, to Kosovo Liberation Army field commanders in the Balkans. He currently advises the US military on affairs in Afghanistan.

This summer he'll be spending time in the Kurdish regions of Turkey, and will be posting regularly on his experiences and observations. | External Site |


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