Dr. Max Abrahms, Senior Fellow
Expertise: Middle East; Security studies; Terrorism
Dr. Max Abrahms is an Associate Professor of public policy and political science at Northeastern University, where he specializes in security studies, particularly the study of terrorism. Abrahms has published extensively in leading academic and popular outlets such as International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Comparative Political Studies, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times. His book, Rules for Rebels, explains why the conventional wisdom about Islamic State was wrong. Abrahms regularly fields questions about the terrorism landscape in the news and for government agencies. He has held fellowships and other research affiliations with the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy, the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, the economics department at Bar Ilan University, the Quincy Institute, the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, the political science department at Johns Hopkins University, and the Belfer Center at Harvard University.