Ariel Ahram
Ariel I. Ahram is associate professor in Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affaris. He earned a B.A. in history and Islamic studies from Brandeis Univesity, and an M.A. in Arab studies and Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University. A specialist in Middle East politics and international security he is the author of Proxy Warriors: The Rise and Fall of State Sponsored Militias (Stanford, 2011) and numerous substantive studies dealing with politics in Iraq and Syria. In 2017 he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., writing a book on separatists movements in the Middle East. He has been a recipient of ISCE's Summer Scholar funding and oversees GII's Middle East Small Grants program..