Staff & Fellows

Staff & Fellows

Jim Hanson

Jim Hanson

President

Jim served in US Army Special Forces and conducted Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency as well as Diplomatic, Intelligence and Humanitarian operations in more than a dozen countries. He is the author of Cut Down the Black Flag – A Plan to Defeat the Islamic State, and has appeared  on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, C-Span, and numerous national radio shows.

David Reaboi

David Reaboi

Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations

David has spent the last decade as consultant in national security and political warfare. He works at the intersection of communications and policy, specializing in Sunni Islamist movements. He received a BA from George Washington University in International Affairs, with a concentration in the history of the Cold War. He is a Claremont Fellow, and his work appears at The Federalist, Claremont Review of Books and PJMedia.

Dr. Brad Patty

Dr. Brad Patty

Senior Vice President, Research & Analysis

Brad advised US Army units in Iraq on  information operations as part of more than a decade’s involvements in America’s wars. His work has received formal commendations from the 30th Heavy Brigade, the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, the 3rd Infantry Division and the 1st Cavalry Division.  Dr. Patty holds his PhD in philosophy from the University of Georgia.

Nick Short

Nick Short

Digital Media Director

Nick is a political analyst & consultant specializing in social media management and intelligence. Nick received his BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University, and his work has been published at Conservative Review at at his own website, Political Short.

Matthew RJ Brodsky

Matthew RJ Brodsky

Senior Fellow

Matthew RJ Brodsky served as the Director of Policy for the Washington, DC-based think tanks, the Jewish Policy Center (JPC) and as the Editor of the its journal, inFOCUS Quarterly, and also as a Legacy Heritage Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. He is a frequent contributor to the National Review, Weekly Standard, Jerusalem Post, National Interest, the Federalist, and the Hill. He also has been interviewed as a Middle East subject expert in newspapers internationally, on television news outlets, and nationally syndicated radio shows. A specialist in Middle East affairs, Arab politics, and political Islam, he graduated with magna cum laude honors with a Master of Arts degree in Middle East History from Tel Aviv University. His website is MatthewRJBrodsky.com.