Joshua Gleis, PhD

Joshua Gleis is an international security consultant and political risk analyst. His clients include politicians, investors, and investigative and security firms. He is the author of an upcoming book, entitled, Withdrawing Under Fire: Lessons Learned from Islamist Insurgencies (Potomac Books, Inc., Fall 2010), and is currently in the process of completing a second book, which compares Hezbollah and Hamas. Joshua has worked in a variety of positions in the diplomatic and security sectors, which led him to meetings with world leaders from across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, and travels as far as Pyongyang, North Korea for third-party negotiations. He has held positions at the NYPD’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau, Harvard University’s Belfer Center, and Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. Joshua received his PhD and Masters in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy – the nation’s oldest school of international affairs.  He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including CBS News Sunday Morning and Fox News Live, has published multiple articles in books and journals, advised U.S. government agencies, and composed op-eds that have appeared in publications such as the International Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor and the Jerusalem Post.