Tony Blair Institute for Global Change


Joshua Meservey

Atlantic Council, Associate Director of the Africa Center


Joshua Meservey specialises in counterinsurgency, terrorism, and the security/development nexus. From 2006-2009 he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia. He later joined a refugee resettlement NGO based in Nairobi, Kenya, and in 2013 helped US Army Special Operations Command write a concept paper codifying Special Operations' capabilities into Army doctrine.

He is the lead author of a Joint Special Operations University monograph on al-Shabaab. His written work has also appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, and the Journal of the Middle East and Africa, among others. He has been a featured commentator in broadcast and print media, and has presented at the National Defense University.

Meservey holds a Masters in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA in History from the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University.

You can follow him on Twitter at @jmeservey.

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