Nathan Toronto

Commissioning Editor
Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
Carnegie Middle East Center

Nathan Toronto is the commissioning editor for the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center. His research and practitioner work focus on civil-military relations, battlefield effectiveness, military recruitment and education, and Middle East security, especially in the Gulf region.

Nathan Toronto is the commissioning editor of the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS) at the Carnegie Middle East Center. His work focuses on civil-military relations, battlefield effectiveness, military recruitment and education, and Middle East security, especially in the Gulf region.

Previously, Toronto was a founding faculty member at the UAE National Defense College (2013-2019), and taught military operations and strategy at the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies (2009-2013). He was also a researcher at the US Army/USMC Counterinsurgency Center and the Foreign Military Studies Office. He is the author of How Militaries Learn: Human Capital, Military Education, and Battlefield Effectiveness (2018), and editor, with Daniel G. Cox, of Stability Economics: The Economic Foundations of Security in Post-Conflict Environments (2012). He is the author of a widely-used country-year data set on conscription, and he has published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Armed Forces & Society, among other outlets.

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Education

PhD, MA, The Ohio State University
Certificate, Center for Arabic Study Abroad, American University in Cairo
BA, Brigham Young University

Languages
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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