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Calvin Wilder

Calvin Wilder

Analyst, Nonstate Actors Program, Human Security Unit

Calvin Wilder is an Analyst for the Nonstate Actors program at the New Lines Institute. Prior to joining the New Lines Institute, Calvin was a Research Assistant at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Program on Arab Politics, where his research focused on economic and humanitarian issues in territories held by non-state actors in Syria. He previously worked as a Research Assistant on the Chicago Project for Security and Threats (CPOST)’s Arabic Propaganda Analysis Team, translating and analyzing Arabic-language propaganda produced by ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other extremist groups. He was a Boren Scholar in Amman, Jordan from 2019-2020, working as a research and translation intern at Syria Direct, where he assisted with the outlet’s award-winning coverage of humanitarian and human rights issues in Syria.

Calvin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Chicago. He tweets at @CalvinWilder.

Latest Articles

The Limits of Northeast Syria’s Talks with the Assad Regime

The Limits of Northeast Syria’s Talks with the Assad Regime

The Syrian Democratic forces are increasingly turning to the Assad regime for security support against intensifying Turkish pressure in the region.

The Deteriorating Security Situation in Northeast Syria

The Deteriorating Security Situation in Northeast Syria

Turkey appears to have paused a proposed third offensive into territory held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, but smaller-scale violence continues to threaten the area’s stability.