Dr Matthew Levitt

Director of the Counterterrorism & Intelligence Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Member of RUSI's State Threats Taskforce

Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow at The Washington Institute and director of its Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.

From 2005 to early 2007, he served as deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and analysis at the US Department of the Treasury. In 2008–2009, he served as a State Department counterterrorism advisor to the special envoy for Middle East regional security (SEMERS), General James L Jones.

Previously, he served as a counterterrorism intelligence analyst at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) through and including the 9/11 PENTTBOM investigation. Levitt teaches at Georgetown University and is the author of several books and monographs. He is the creator of the Lebanese Hezbollah Select Worldwide Activity interactive map and timeline.

RUSI State Threats Taskforce (STT)

RUSI’s State Threats Taskforce (STT) aims to support the UK and its partners in detecting, understanding, attributing and responding to the spectrum of complex state threats currently facing democracies.