Brian Haggerty


Brian Haggerty is a PhD candidate in international relations and an affiliate of the MIT Security Studies Program. His research focuses on US foreign policy, Middle East security, and religion and violence. He holds an AB in Government from Harvard College and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School where he studied Islam. He previously worked for the Tobin Project, where he managed its National Security program..


"Safe Havens in Syria: Missions and Requirements for an Air Campaign," SSP Working Paper, July 2012. (pdf).

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"The Delusion of Limited Intervention in Syria,", October 4, 2012

"The war in Syria: Death from the skies," The Economist, September 15, 2012

"Syria Air-Only War Could Be Largest of its Kind," U.S. Naval Institute, September 5, 2012

"The Cost of a Syrian Intervention," U.S. Naval Institute, August 22, 2012

"Syria would be no cakewalk," Chicago Tribune, July 16, 2012