Matthew McInnis

Research Director


Matthew McInnis is the Research Director at the Institute for the Study of War. He also consults independently on Middle East political, economic, and security issues in the public, private and non-profit sectors through his firm, McInnis Advisors LLC. Mr. McInnis previously served as the Deputy Special Representative for Iran and as a Member of Policy Planning at the US Department of State. He was also a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute after fifteen years in the US Intelligence Community and Department of Defense, including as Senior Expert for Iran at US Central Command under generals David Petraeus, John Allen, and James Mattis. He holds a BA from Eckerd College, an MA from New York University, and an MA from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies

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