MENASourceMar 17, 2023
How the war in Iraq changed the world—and what change could come next
By Atlantic Council experts
Our experts break down how this conflict has transformed not only military operations and strategy, but also diplomacy, intelligence, national security, energy security, economic statecraft, and much more.
In the NewsFeb 21, 2023
Polymeropoulos in PUCK on Hybrid Warfare and Russia
By Atlantic Council
On January 31, FD Nonresident Senior Fellow Marc Polymeropoulos was quoted in PUCK News on Russia’s long history of using hybrid warfare and their recent reluctance “to go all in” on it.
Hybrid Conflict ProjectDec 22, 2022
Scoping the gray zone: Defining terms and policy priorities for engaging competitors below the threshold of conflict
By Atlantic Council's Gray Zone Task Force
This Strategic Insights Memo, produced by Forward Defense's Gray Zone Task Force, considers the scope of modern gray zone activity and the implications for US and allies strategy.
Marc Polymeropoulos is a nonresident senior fellow in the Forward Defense practice of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.
Polymeropoulos worked for twenty-six years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) before retiring in July 2019 at the Senior Intelligence Service level. He was one of the CIA’s most highly decorated operations officers, serving in multiple field and headquarters assignments for the US government. Polymeropoulos received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Commendation Medal, and the Intelligence Medal of Merit. He specialized in counterterrorism, the Middle East, and South Asia, spending extensive time in Iraq and Afghanistan. Just prior to his retirement, Polymeropoulos served at CIA headquarters and was in charge of the CIA’s clandestine operations in Europe and Eurasia.
Polymeropoulos frequently comments on international events in the US media, including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Fox News, GQ, Yahoo News, CNN, and MSNBC. He also writes a weekly column on intelligence as a Washington Examiner contributor. Polymeropoulos’s book, “Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA,” was published by Harper Collins in June 2021.