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Blaise Misztal

Fellow

Blaise Misztal is a fellow at Hudson Institute. His research program focuses on the Middle East, Europe, and strategic competition.

Most recently, 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.

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Blaise Misztal discusses the power struggle between Russia and Turkey.

Blaise Misztal discusses the power struggle between Russia and Turkey.

John Batchelor Show

Blaise Misztal discusses tensions between the U.S. and Iran, January 5, 2020.

Blaise Misztal discusses tensions between the U.S. and Iran, January 5, 2020.

CSPAN

Michael Doran and Blaise Misztal debate Syria, Turkey, the Kurds, and the state of the U.S. alliance system

Michael Doran and Blaise Misztal debate Syria, Turkey, the Kurds, and the state of the U.S. alliance system

The Realignment

Blaise Misztal discusses Turkey and North eastern Syria.

Blaise Misztal discusses Turkey and North eastern Syria.

Avhal Podcast

Blaise Misztal discusses the maximum pressure campaign against Iran and President Rouhani’s claim that U.S. sanctions have failed.

Blaise Misztal discusses the maximum pressure campaign against Iran and President Rouhani’s claim that U.S. sanctions have failed.

EWTN

Blaise Misztal discusses the dismissal of mayors throughout Turkey, Erdogan’s mulling Russian replacements of the F35, and an update on the situation in Idlib.

Blaise Misztal discusses the dismissal of mayors throughout Turkey, Erdogan’s mulling Russian replacements of the F35, and an update on the situation in Idlib.

John Batchelor Show

Blaise Misztal discusses what’s next for US-Turkey relations after Erdogan accepted the Russian S-400 missile defense system.

Blaise Misztal discusses what’s next for US-Turkey relations after Erdogan accepted the Russian S-400 missile defense system.

John Batchelor Show

Blaise Misztal discusses President Trump’s decision to call off a retaliatory strike on Iran and escalating tensions.

Blaise Misztal discusses President Trump’s decision to call off a retaliatory strike on Iran and escalating tensions.

CNBC

Blaise Misztal discussed the results of the EU Elections.

Blaise Misztal discussed the results of the EU Elections.

John Batchelor Show

Blaise Misztal discussed the Turkish government's decision to buy Russia's S-400 surface-to-air missiles and what it could mean for Turkey’s role in NATO and relationship with the U.S.

Blaise Misztal discussed the Turkish government's decision to buy Russia's S-400 surface-to-air missiles and what it could mean for Turkey’s role in NATO and relationship with the U.S.

ABC Radio

Using claims of electoral irregularity, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has called for a rerun in Istanbul’s mayoral election. Blaise Misztal discusses with WCBS 880.

Using claims of electoral irregularity, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has called for a rerun in Istanbul’s mayoral election. Blaise Misztal discusses with WCBS 880.

WCBS 880

Blaise Misztal discusses increasing tensions in Iran and the Trump administration’s Middle East policy.

Blaise Misztal discusses increasing tensions in Iran and the Trump administration’s Middle East policy.