Mark Stout, PhD is the Program Director of the MA in Global Security Studies, Certificate in Science, Technology and National Security, and the Certificate in Intelligence. He has previously worked for thirteen years as an intelligence analyst, first with the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and later with the CIA. He has also worked on the Army Staff in the Pentagon and at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Dr. Stout is a Senior Editor at War on the Rocks and also spent three years as the Historian at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. He has degrees from Stanford and Harvard Universities and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Stout is the co-author or co-editor of several books and has published articles in Intelligence and National Security, Studies in Intelligence, The Journal of Strategic Studies, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. He is presently working on a book on American intelligence in World War I and co-editing a two volume set entitle Spy Chiefs for Georgetown University Press.
His research interests include intelligence history; military history, especially the history of military thought; terrorism; and irregular warfare.
- First to the Rhine: The 6th Army Group in World War II (2007).
- The Terrorist Perspectives Project: Strategic and Operational Views of Al Qaeda and Associated Movements (2008).
- The Saddam Tapes: The Inner Workings of a Tyrant’s Regime (2011).
Dr. Stout can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.