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.
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

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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