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Expertise: U.S. national security strategy, Middle East, counterterrorism

Brian Katulis is a senior fellow at American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security strategy and counterterrorism policy. For more than a decade, he has advised senior U.S. policymakers on foreign policy and has provided expert testimony several times to key congressional committees, including the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.

Katulis has conducted extensive research on the ground in the Middle East, where he has lived and worked in a number of countries, including Egypt, the Palestinian territories, Israel, and Jordan. His past experience includes work at the National Security Council and the U.S. Departments of State and Defense during President Bill Clinton’s administration. He also worked for Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Freedom House, and former Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey (D).

Katulis received a master’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and a B.A. in history and Arab and Islamic Studies from Villanova University. In 1994 and 1995, he was a Fulbright scholar in Jordan. Katulis regularly provides commentary on leading television and radio programs, including “PBS NewsHour” and National Public Radio, and he has published articles in several leading newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is co-author with Nancy Soderberg of The Prosperity Agenda, a book on U.S. national security published by John Wiley & Sons in 2008.

By Brian Katulis
Here’s How Congress Can Check TrumpForeign PolicyNovember 15, 2018
Why Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Resonates–and How to RespondThe Wall Street JournalApril 27, 2016
What’s Holding Back the 2016 Foreign Policy DebateThe Wall Street JournalSeptember 13, 2015
5 National Security Issues We Should Be Talking AboutCNN-Global Public SquareAugust 24, 2012
Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa: Ramifications for U.S. Homeland SecurityCenter for American Progress ActionApril 6, 2011
A New Policy Toward PakistanCenter for American Progress ActionSeptember 24, 2008
Iraq: Critically Assessing the Conditional Engagement StrategyCenter for American Progress ActionAugust 6, 2008
Strategic Drift in IraqCenter for American Progress ActionOctober 31, 2007
Progress in IraqCenter for American Progress ActionOctober 24, 2006