Ilan Berman and Heather Stetten

Ilan Berman is Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, he has consulted for both the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Department of Defense, and provided assistance on foreign policy and national security issues to a range of governmental agencies and congressional offices. Berman is the author or editor of five books:Tehran Rising: Iran’s Challenge to the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005),Dismantling Tyranny: Transitioning Beyond Totalitarian Regimes (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), Taking on Tehran: Strategies for Confronting the Islamic Republic (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), Winning the Long War: Retaking the Offensive Against Radical Islam (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), and, most recently, Implosion: The End of Russia and What it Means for America (Regnery Publishing, 2013).

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Heather Stetten joined AFPC as a Junior Fellow in December 2016. A specialist in Russia studies, Heather holds a Master’s Degrees from the Kathryn Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College in collaboration with the Russian State University for Humanities in Moscow. A former AFPC researcher, she previously worked with Transparency International and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow to write reports in English and in Russian on corruption in state-run corporations and best practices for setting up provisional governments in newly formed nations.