Will Todman is an associate fellow in the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research focuses on conflict, displacement, and humanitarian issues in the Middle East, with an emphasis on Syria. He has conducted field research in six countries across the Middle East and North Africa, and his analysis has been published in peer-reviewed journals, by think tanks, and humanitarian organizations. He has also commented in print and on live television to various outlets, including CBS, CNN, Foreign Policy, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. He is the editor (with Jon B. Alterman) of Independence Movements and Their Aftermath (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). He previously lived in Beirut, where he worked at the British embassy and for the office of the UN special envoy to Syria. Will holds a B.A. in Arabic and modern Hebrew from Oxford University and an M.A. in Arab studies from Georgetown University.