About the Director
Bilal Y. Saab
Bilal Y. Saab is a political-military analyst on the Middle East and US policy toward the region. He specializes in the Levant and the Persian Gulf, and focuses on security cooperation between the United States and its regional partners, and national security and defense processes in Arab partner countries.
From September 2018 to September 2019 Saab was a senior advisor for security cooperation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy, with responsibilities for U.S. CENTCOM. He served as the U.S. Department of Defense's lead on the prioritization and strategic integration of Title 10 security cooperation programs and resources in the broader Middle East. In addition, he supported and oversaw efforts to help regional partners build both military capabilities and institutional capacities.