Kimberly Kagan

Founder and president of the Institute for the Study of War (USA)

Kimberly Kagan is the founder and president of the Institute for the Study of War. She is a military historian who has taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Yale, Georgetown, and American University. She is the author of The Eye of Command (2006) and The Surge: a Military History (2009), and editor of The Imperial Moment (2010). 
 Dr. Kagan served as a member of General Stanley McChrystal’s strategic assessment team, comprised of civilian experts, during his campaign review in June and July 2009.   Dr. Kagan also served on the Academic Advisory Board at the Afghanistan-Pakistan Center of Excellence at CENTCOM.  She conducted many regular battlefield circulations of Iraq between May 2007 and April 2010 while General Petraeus and General Raymond T. Odierno served as the MNF-I Commanding General
 From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Kagan served in Kabul for seventeen months working for commanders of the International Security Assistance Force, General David H. Petraeus, and subsequently General John Allen. Admiral Mike Mullen, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recognized Dr. Kagan for this deployment as a volunteer with the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest honor the Chairman can present to civilians who do not work for the Department of Defense.
Dr. Kagan was congressionally appointed to the Syria Study Group (SSG) in late 2018. Dr. Kagan serves on the advisory board of the Vandenberg Coalition.




25 May

Kimberly Kagan, Founder and President, Institute for the Study of War (USA)

Petr Šnajdárek, Director of the Communications and Information Systems Section of the Ministry of Defence, Army of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)

Margarita Konaev, Deputy Director for Analysis, Georgetown Center for Security and Emerging Tech (USA)

Vojtěch Bahenský, Researcher, Department of Security Studies, Charles University (Czech Republic)

Francesco Cappelletti, Senior Policy & Research Officer, European Liberal Forum (Italy)


Boris Kaliský, Director of Operations, Prague Security Studies Institute (Slovakia)

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