Andrew Parasiliti is president of the New Levant Initiative and an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. His previous jobs include director of the Center for Global Risk and Security and international marketing manager for the National Security Research Division at RAND; foreign policy advisor to US Senator Chuck Hagel; director of the Middle East Initiative at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; executive director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies-US and corresponding director IISS-Middle East; and principal at the BGR Group. He received a Ph.D. from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, where he wrote his dissertation on Iraq; an M.A. in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia; and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was a member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Virginia Club of New York, and Title Boxing Club of Northern Virginia.