Michael Scheuer, PhD

1. Name: Michael Scheuer, Ph.D.
2. Title: Former CIA Analyst
3. Biography:

Michael Scheuer is a former CIA analyst of 22 years. During his career with the CIA, he served as the Chief of the Bin Laden Issue Station. 

After leaving the agency in 2004, Scheuer worked as a news analyst for CBS News and a terrorism analyst for The Jamestown Foundation. He now makes radio and television appearances and teaches a graduate-level course in Security Studies at Georgetown University.

Scheuer has written books and articles (many originally as anonymous) on the U.S. and its terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Adjunct Professor, Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • Former Senior Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation’s Global Terrorism Analysis
  • Former News Analyst, CBS News
  • CIA Analyst, Directorate of Intelligence and the Directorate of Operations, 1982-2004
5. Education:
  • Ph.D., British Empire-US-Canada-U.K. relations, University of Manitoba, year unknown
  • M.A., Carleton University, 1982
  • M.A., Niagara University, 1976
  • B.A., Canisius College, 1974
6. Published Works:
  • Osama bin Laden, 2011
  • Marching Towards Hell: America and Islam After Iraq, 2008
  • “Al-Qaeda Doctrine: Training the Individual Warrior,” Terrorism Focus, Mar. 28, 2006
  • “How Bush Helps Jihadists,” The Washington Times, Mar. 13, 2006
  • “Embracing a Lethal Tar Baby,” Antiwar.com, Feb. 27, 2006
  • “Unraveling the Saga of Zarqawi’s Injury,” Terrorism Focus, June 10, 2005
  • “Battling the terrorists,” The Washington Times, Dec. 26, 2004
  • Imperial Hubris, 2004
  • Why the West is Losing the War on Terrorism, 2004
  • Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama Bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of the United States, 2003
7. Contact info: Georgetown University
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Phone: (202) 687-5679
Fax: (202) 687-5175
Email: [email protected]