David H. Young is a conflict and governance advisor based in Washington, DC, and a consultant with the World Bank, the US Institute of Peace and Adam Smith International. He has served as a civilian advisor to ISAF in eastern Afghanistan and as a subnational governance advisor embedded with the Afghan government.
Prior to Afghanistan, in various capacities, he has worked for the International Rescue Committee, the Carter Center, the Israel Policy Forum, the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, Abraham’s Vision and Soliya.
He is a regular guest on the Voice of America, a blogger for the Huffington Post, and an election monitor in the Former Soviet Union for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Northern Ireland, West Africa, Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine.
He is frequently interviewed by the media, and his writing and commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, Newsweek/Daily Beast, Le Monde Diplomatique, Asia Times, Pakistan’s The Dawn, Beirut’s Daily Star, Israel’s Yediot Ahronoth, Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, Middle East Times, World Politics Review, Transitions Online, Eurasia Insight, European Affairs Journal and elsewhere. He has a Master’s Degree from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, his website is www.justwars.org