WASHINGTON, September 25, 2017 – The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington is pleased to announce that David Des Roches and David Roberts have joined the institute as non-resident fellows.
DB Des Roches is an associate professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at National Defense University, where he specializes in countries of the Arabian Peninsula, Gulf Cooperation Council regional security, border security, weapons transfers, missile defense, counterinsurgency, terrorism, and emerging trends. Previously, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy in numerous positions, including as director of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula. He is the editor of The Arms Trade, Military Services and the Security Market in the Gulf: Trends and Implications (Berlin: Gerlach, 2016). He holds advanced degrees from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies, Kings College London, and the U.S. Army War College, as well as a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, West Point.