Dr Michael Shurkin

Associate FellowMilitary Sciences


Dr Michael Shurkin is an analyst and researcher with a long career in national security, with a focus on West Africa, France, and Europe.

Currently the Director of Global Programs at 14 North Strategies, a Senegal-based risk advisory, Dr Shurkin is also a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He has served as a political analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency and spent 11 years as a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation.

He holds a Ph.D. in modern European history from Yale University, and a BA in history from Stanford University. He also studied at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France.

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