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Michael Shurkin, Ph.D., is a Washington, DC-based analyst, consultant, and researcher with 18 years of experience working in national security. He has expertise in defense, West Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. He consults to business, governments, militaries, and organizations and provides high-quality tailored analysis and research.

Michael has served as a CIA political analyst and was a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation.

In addition to his consulting business, he is Director of Global Programs at 14 North Strategies. He is an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

He has been featured or cited in numerous international and American media, including the BBC (radio and television), Le Figaro, France 24, The New York Times, Le Monde, The Economist, L’Express, and Le Nouvel Obs. 


Consult to businesses, governments, militaries, and organizations.

Provide high-quality tailored analysis and research.

Expert writer, editor, and public speaker.



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