Colin Kahl is deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East. He is on a three-year public service leave from Georgetown University, where he is a professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service focusing on international security, American foreign policy in the Middle East, and terrorism.
Prior to joining the Department of Defense, he was a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. In 2007-2008, Kahl served as coordinator for the Obama campaign's Iraq Policy Expert Group. In 2005-2006, he was a Council on Foreign Relations fellow working at the Department of Defense on counterinsurgency, counter-terrorism, and stability operations.
Last Updated: May 10, 2011