Steven Metz is a Nonresident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and Senior Research Professor at the US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI).

He has been with SSI since 1993, previously serving as Director of Research, Chairman of the Regional Strategy Department, Research Director for the Joint Strategic Landpower Task Force, Director of the Future of American Strategy Project, Project Director for the Army Iraq Stabilization Strategic Assessment, and Director of the Strategic Studies Institute and Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Future Landpower Environment Project

Dr. Metz has also been on the faculty of the Air War College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and several universities. He served on the blue ribbon advisory panel for the Secretary of Defense Strategic Portfolio Review for Close Combat Capabilities, the RAND Insurgency Board, and the Board of Advisors for the U.S. Army history of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Senior Advisory Panel on Special Forces—Conventional Forces Interdependence.

Dr. Metz is the author of Iraq and the Evolution of American Strategy and several hundred other publications on future war, the emerging security environment, insurgency, military strategy, defense policy, international relations and world politics. Between 2012 and 2019 he wrote a weekly column on defense and national security for World Politics Review. He is currently at work on a book entitled Insurgency’s Three Waves: How Insurgent Innovation Is Changing Contemporary Warfare.

Metz holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University.