Blaise Misztal was a fellow at Hudson Institute from 2019 through 2020. His research program focused on the Middle East, Europe, and strategic competition.
Before joining Hudson, Misztal served as the Executive Director of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, a congressionally mandated project convened by the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prior to that, he was director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s national security program where he managed a team responsible for researching and developing policy recommendations concerning a variety of national security issues, including Iran and its nuclear program, U.S.-Turkey relations, cybersecurity, countering extremism, and state fragility. He has testified before Congress and published widely—including op-eds in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New Republic, and Roll Call. In addition, Misztal wrote and directed the 2009 “Cyber ShockWave” simulation that aired on CNN.
Misztal holds an M.Phil. in political science from Yale and an A.B. with honors from the University of Chicago.
He is a native Polish speaker.