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Joseph Felter

Center for International Security and Cooperation & Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Joseph Felter is a senior research scholar at Center for International Security and Cooperation and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University.

Felter retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel following a career as a Special Forces and foreign area officer with distinguished service. In these roles, he led the International Security and Assistance Force, Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team (CAAT) in Afghanistan and held leadership positions in the U.S. Army Rangers and Special Forces. Felter also directed the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point from 2005 to 2008 and served in Panama and Iraq.

Felter's scholarly articles have appeared in American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Last Updated: July 14, 2017