Nora Bensahel

Associate Fellow

Dr Nora Bensahel is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, specializing in military strategy and doctrine. She is also an adjunct associate professor in the Security Studies Program at the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. 

Her recent work has examined stability operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, post-conflict reconstruction, military coalitions, and multilateral intervention. 

Her recent publications include Mission Not Accomplished: What Went Wrong With Iraqi Reconstruction, Organising for Nation Building, and The Counterterror Coalitions: Cooperation with Europe, NATO, and the European Union

She has held fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and the John M Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. She is a member of the Executive Board of Women in International Security, and frequently appears as a commentator in the news media. 

She holds a PhD in Political Science from Stanford University.