Colonel Bjarne M. Iverson, USA

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Phone: +1.212.434.9493


New York, NY

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Former military fellow, U.S. Army, at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Engineer and Middle East foreign area officer. Most recent tour as executive officer to General David H. Petraeus during his command of Multi-National Force – Iraq and U.S. Central Command.


Middle East; military strategy and conduct of war in Iraq; counterinsurgency and counter-terrorist operations in Afghanistan, Iraq; Arabic language.


Lived in the Middle East for 13 years, including seven formative years, and four combat tours in Iraq; humanitarian and civic assistance missions throughout Central America.


Arabic (conversational).

Selected Publications:

Operation Iraqi Freedom: First Steps on the Long Road toward Successful United States Strategy in Iraq; The Military Balance in the Persian Gulf and Security Imperatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Past Research Project