Editorial Director

John Amble is the editorial director of the Modern War Institute at West Point and codirector of the Urban Warfare Project. A former US Army military intelligence officer, he is a veteran of the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Before assuming his current role, he served as managing editor of War on the Rocks, a digital media outlet featuring commentary on global security, foreign affairs, and strategy. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Minnesota and an MA in intelligence and international security from King’s College London, and has conducted PhD research within the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London. He has been featured in print and broadcast media in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the Middle East, and his work has appeared in academic journals and books published by the academic press. He is the coeditor of Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict (Potomac, May 2018) and Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict (Potomac, September 2019). He researches and writes primarily on urban warfare, intelligence, European security, and the military.