Mark Moyar Joins CSIS as Director of the Military and Diplomatic History Project
July 19, 2017
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Moyar has joined the International Security Program (ISP) as a senior fellow and director of the Military and Diplomatic History Project.
Dr. Moyar comes to CSIS from the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) where he directed its Center for Military and Diplomatic History.
“I am pleased to welcome Mark to CSIS,” said Dr. John J. Hamre, CSIS president and CEO. “Mark is well-respected, and I am confident that policymakers will benefit from his deep historical knowledge as they confront today’s most pressing issues.”
Dr. Moyar is the author of six books, the most recent being a comprehensive history of U.S. special operations forces, Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces (Basic Books, 2017). A historian by training, he is a frequent writer and commentator on national security issues with articles appearing in theNew York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.
“Mark is a great addition to the ISP team,” said Dr. Kathleen Hicks, senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program. “His historical perspective adds depth to our programming on issues ranging from military forces and defense policy to strategy. We are delighted to have Mark join us.”
Dr. Moyar is a member of the Hoover Institution Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict and previously was the Kim T. Adamson Chair of Insurgency and Terrorism at the U.S. Marine Corps University. He was also a senior fellow at the Joint Special Operations University and a consultant to senior leadership of the Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, and the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan. He holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and a B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard University.