Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is an Associate Fellow at ICCT and a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C. Gartenstein-Ross’s academic and professional focus is on the impact of violent non-state actors on twenty-first century conflict. Studies that Gartenstein-Ross has authored examine the economic aspects of al Qaeda’s military strategy; the radicalization process for jihadist terrorists; and theaters of conflict of particular relevance to the fight against al Qaeda. At ICCT, he has been working on research projects related to Tunisia and, more recently, Libya. He is also the author or volume editor of eleven books and monographs, including Bin Laden’s Legacy (Wiley, 2011), and has published widely in the popular and academic press, including in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Reader’s Digest, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, The Yale Journal of International Affairs, and German political science journal Der Bürger im Staat.
In addition to his academic contributions, Gartenstein-Ross consults for clients who need to be at the forefront of understanding violent non-state actors. His client work has included live hostage negotiations in the Middle East, border security work in Europe, risk analysis of terrorist attack scenarios for U.S.-based clients, expert witness work for asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa, story and series development for major media companies, and strategic consultations for defense contractors. He also regularly designs and leads training for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace (LDESP) courses, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance, and domestic law enforcement.
Gartenstein-Ross is a Ph.D. candidate in world politics at the Catholic University of America, where he received a M.A. in the same subject. He earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the New York University School of Law, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University.
Key Publications include:
Barr, N. and D. Gartenstein-Ross. “Dignity and Dawn: Libya’s Escalating Civil War”, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 6, no. 1 (2015).
Gartenstein-Ross, D., Moreng, B. and K. Soucy. “Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia’s Shift to Jihad”, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 5, no. 3 (2014).
Gartenstein-Ross, D. “Terrorism in North-Africa After Benghazi: The Jihadist Regional Outlook”, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 4 (2013).
Gartenstein-Ross, D. “Ansar al-Sharia Tunisia’s Long Game: Dawa, Hisba and Jihad”, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 4, no. 5 (2013).
Gartenstein-Ross, D. “Ansar al-Sharia Tunisia’s International Connections”, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 4 (2013).
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