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Laurie Mylroie appointed as RIWI’s inaugural Editorial Fellow

Washington, DC and Toronto, Canada

Laurie Mylroie has been appointed as RIWI’s inaugural Editorial Fellow.

RIWI is excited to work with global counterterrorist and threat risk expert Dr. Laurie Mylroie, whose focus shall be on providing analytical updates on RIWI’s past and future global data capture projects in the field of geo-political risk as it applies to all sectors concerned with instability and international security.

“I’m delighted to join RIWI’s cutting-edge technology company. Its ability to capture a unique stream of global data for insights into geo-political risks is very exciting. Good data is hard to get, yet it is the necessary foundation for good analysis,” said Dr. Mylroie.

Laurie is an experienced analyst with a focus on the Middle East and broader Islamic world. She taught at Harvard University as an Assistant Professor of Government and as an Associate Professor at the U.S. Naval War College in its Strategy and Policy Department. She later did policy analysis at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and other institutions. Most recently, Laurie served in Iraq and Afghanistan, where she provided population sentiment analysis for the ISAF command.

Laurie’s books include Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf (with Judith Miller). The book was a #1 New York Times bestseller and translated into 13 languages. Study of Revenge: Saddam Hussein’s Unfinished War Against America was a Washington Post Book World, “Expert’s Pick.” Former CIA Director, James Woolsey, hailed Study of Revenge as “brilliant and brave,” and Vincent Cannistraro, former Chief of Counterterrorism Operations, CIA, described it as “one of the most brilliant pieces of research and scholarship in this area that I have ever read.” Her articles have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, The National Interest, Newsweek, The New Republic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Laurie received her BA from Cornell and her PhD from Harvard University.

“It is tremendously rewarding, and it reflects on the power of our team, to see global experts in emergent and predictive threat analysis join forces with RIWI to help clients and partners interpret the power of our proprietary all-country, all-device data stream,” said Neil Seeman, RIWI’s CEO. Earlier this month, RIWI appointed The Rt. Hon. Lord St John, of the UK Parliament, as Chairman of the RIWI Advisory Board.