Steven Simon is a Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).  Steven Simon, with his expertise in the Middle East and terrorism, is a senior analyst with the RAND Corporation. "Prior to joining RAND, [Simon] was the Assistant Director and Carol Deane Senior Fellow for U.S. Security Studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Was the Senior Director for Transnational Threats on the U.S. National Security Council, reviewing new terrorist phenomena (such as increasing technical and operational competence, the drive to obtain WMD, etc.). Also at the National Security Council, was the Director for Global Issues and Multilateral Affairs. Worked in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in the Department of State as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and as the Director, Office of Policy Analysis." 
Simon holds an "MPA in International Relations and Economics, Princeton; MTS in the History of Religion, Harvard; BA in Classics and Near Eastern Languages, Columbia University; Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford (Middle Eastern history)." 
Simon is co-author with Daniel Benjamin of "The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War Against America," published by Random House in 2002. Simon served with Benjamin on the National Security Council staff between 1994 and 1995. Simon is also co-editor of "Iraq at the Crossroads: State and Society in the Shadow of Regime Change", Oxford University Press/IISS, January 2003.   
- Winner of the 2004 Council on Foreign Relations: Arthur Ross Book Award
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- Steven Simon's page at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
- Steven Simon. The War of Unintended Consequences, Foreign Affairs, March 2006.