David Wurmser is the Director of Middle East Studies and a Senior Scholar at the Center for Security Policy, as well as a Fellow at the Misgav Institute for National Security and Zionist Strategy. David has served as Middle East Advisor to Former Vice President Dick Cheney and as Special Assistant to Former National Security Advisor and UN Ambassador John Bolton. He also served in the US Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. David is also the Founder of the Delphi Global Analysis Group.
Immediately following the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Wurmser consulted until January 2002 for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the U.S. Department of Defense on a war‐related classified project on understanding the nature and strategic significance of terrorist group networks and their interactions with states. Before entering government, Dr. Wurmser founded the Middle East studies program at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in 1996. While at AEI Dr. Wurmser published the book, “ Tyranny’s Ally: America’s Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein.”
David received his Bachelor’s degree, his M.A., as well as his Ph.D from the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to his book, he has also been published in The Wall Stret Journal, The Financial Times and Commentary Magazine.