Joshua Meservey

Atlantic Council, Associate Director of the Africa Center

Joshua Meservey specialises in counterinsurgency, terrorism, and the security/development nexus. From 2006-2009 he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia. He later joined a refugee resettlement NGO based in Nairobi, Kenya, and in 2013 helped US Army Special Operations Command write a concept paper codifying Special Operations' capabilities into Army doctrine.

He is the lead author of a Joint Special Operations University monograph on al-Shabaab. His written work has also appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, and the Journal of the Middle East and Africa, among others. He has been a featured commentator in broadcast and print media, and has presented at the National Defense University.

Meservey holds a Masters in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA in History from the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University.

You can follow him on Twitter at @jmeservey.



The Insecurity of the World's Largest Refugee Camp

The Kenyan government announced in April it will close Dadaab refugee camp, claiming terrorists shelter there. Kenya would be less secure if it went forward with its plans, argues Joshua Meservey.

Joshua Meservey

11 May 2015

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