Jordan Reimer is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, working in the Defense and Political Sciences department. A recipient of the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative fellowship, he served as a policymaker at the State Department, Department of Defense, and Joint Staff on issues related to Middle East policy, strategic planning, the Quadrennial Defense Review, and media relations. Reimer has lived in Egypt and Yemen and consulted on international development projects related to social entrepreneurship in the Arab world. Prior to joining RAND in 2017, he worked as an intelligence analyst for the New York City Police Department, where he specialized in counter-terrorism investigations related to the Syrian civil war, the foreign fighter threat, and illicit finance networks. Reimer is also a lecturer and course instructor on conflict and insurgency in the post-Arab Spring Middle East, radicalization, and political Islam, most recently at New York University. He has an M.P.A. in international relations from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.