Douglas Ollivant

Douglas Ollivant is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and a former director for Iraq at the National Security Council. He is a retired Army officer and a veteran of the 2004 battles of Najaf Cemetery and Second Fallujah.

Douglas Ollivant

Why Iraq Is Calling for the Withdrawal of U.S. Forces

And why that might actually make sense.

What a Ground Campaign in Gaza Will Look Like

Expect a drawn-out battle with high casualty counts—and frightening global implications.

Why You Should Visit Iraq (Really)

Twenty years after the U.S.-led invasion, Americans still know far too little about this complicated country.