Gregory Waters is a Non-Resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute, a consultant for the International Crisis Group, and a research analyst at the Counter Extremism Project. His research focuses on the Syrian regime's security forces, primarily utilizing open source research to assess the capabilities and structure of the Syrian Arab Army and allied militias. He has also written about local governance initiatives in opposition, Turkish, and regime-held Syria and tracks Islamic State developments in central Syria. Gregory also works as a research analyst at the Counter Extremism Project, where he writes reports primarily on Syrian and Iraqi extremist groups. He has previously been published by the Atlantic Council, Bellingcat, and openDemocracy, and currently writes about Syria for the International Review.   

MA in global studies, University of California, Berkeley
B.A. with Honors in political economy and foreign policy in the Middle East, University of California, Berkeley 

Issues of Expertise
Syrian Regime Security Forces; IS-Syria