Douglas London is a retired, decorated, 34-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Clandestine Service. Mr. London’s experience as an Intelligence Community leader includes executive positions and multiple field assignments as a CIA Chief of Station and Director of National Intelligence Representative, the President’s senior intelligence representative. He served extensively across the Middle East, Africa, and South and Central Asia and was likewise a CIA subject matter expert on Iran, Counterterrorism, and Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Mr. London is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service who frequently writes on national security issues. His op-eds have been published in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Hill, Just Security and The Middle East Institute. He has been widely quoted by journalists on Intelligence and issues related to counterterrorism, Iran, the Middle East, and South Asia.

BA in Political Science and International Relations, Manhattanville College

Regions of Expertise
The Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Iran

Issues of Expertise
Counterterrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Counterintelligence, Conflict Zones, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Regional Political Dynamics

French, Russian

Contact Information

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Twitter Handle: @douglaslondon5