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Nicholas A. Heras

Nicholas A. Heras

Director, Strategy and Innovation Unit

Nicholas A. Heras is the Director of the Strategy and Innovation Unit and a coordinator for academic initiatives across the New Lines Institute. He was previously the Deputy Director of the Human Security Unit and the Senior Analyst and Program Head for the State Resilience and Fragility Program at the Institute. Prior to the New Lines Institute, he was the Director of Government Relations and the Middle East Security Program Manager at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). Before ISW, Nicholas was the Middle East Security Fellow and the 1LT Andrew J. Bacevich, Jr., USA Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Foundation. Nicholas served as a Research Associate at the National Defense University from 2013-2014, where he was responsible for managing field research and analysis for a project for the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command. He was a David L. Boren Fellow based in Beirut, Lebanon from 2010-2011, and previously worked as the Research Associate at the American University Center for Global Peace where he managed field research and analysis for several projects focused on Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria.

Nicholas has authored or co-authored numerous reports and analytical articles on topics concerning Global and Middle East security issues, presented widely on these topics to multiple U.S. government and military agencies, and non-government organizations. He has been a frequent commentator to the media on Global and Middle East security issues including to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, Forbes, USA Today, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, CNN, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, C-SPAN, Bloomberg Television, National Public Radio, Voice of America, Public Radio International, Stars and Stripes,  The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Al-Monitor, Vice News, BBC World Service, Australian Broadcasting Company, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Deutsche Welle, Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiyya, Associated Press, Agence France Presse, Reuters, Mother Jones, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Guardian, and The Telegraph. He tweets at @NicholasAHeras.

Latest Articles

The U.S- Venezuela Relationship: Promoting Democracy vs. Countering anti-U.S. Influence

The U.S- Venezuela Relationship: Promoting Democracy vs. Countering anti-U.S. Influence

https://soundcloud.com/newlinesinstitute/the-us-venezuela-relationship-promoting-democracy-vs-countering-anti-us-influence/s-WlCHyWecmoR?si=2658f24d28e04205836d4b10b187a4ba&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing In this episode of the New Lines Institute’s Contours podcast series, Strategy and Innovation Unit Director Nicolas Heras is

Civil Resistance to Empire in Putin’s Russia

Civil Resistance to Empire in Putin’s Russia

Nicholas Heras is joined by three outstanding experts, Leyla Latypova, Misha Yakovlev, and Jeff Hawn, to discuss the state of Russian civil society and the civil resistance movement against the Putin-led Russian government.

Midnight’s Borders: Emerging Dynamics on the Indian Subcontinent

Midnight’s Borders: Emerging Dynamics on the Indian Subcontinent

Leading experts on the Indian Subcontinent, Dr. Syed Mohammad Ali and Suchitra Vijayan, to analyze the dangerous emerging dynamics on the Indian subcontinent, especially inside India and in the contentious relationship between India and Pakistan.

The Geopolitics of Climate Change on the Indian Subcontinent

The Geopolitics of Climate Change on the Indian Subcontinent

In this segment of the Contours podcast series, Nicholas Heras is joined by two leading experts on the Indian Subcontinent and climate change – Dr. Syed Mohammad Ali and Dr. Saleem Ali – to discuss the geopolitics of climate change in India, Pakistan, and South Asia overall.