Ruth directs the conflict, stability, security and research practice with the UK Division of Chemonics International.
She is the former director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Middle East and North Africa program, and provides expertise on national security decision making and US foreign policy towards the MENA region.
Ruth previously completed a career with the US government, serving most recently as Director for Syria and Lebanon with the White House National Security Council staff and as an Advisor on Syria policy with the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff.
Prior to that she led US Department of State analysis on Levant issues, and managed Department of State survey research throughout the MENA region.
She holds a master’s degree and doctorate in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
|2018 - present||Director, Conflict, Stability, Security and Research practice, Chemonics UK|
|2017-18||Director, Middle East and North Africa programme, European Council on Foreign Relations|
|2016||Director, Syria, White House National Security Council|
|2014-15||Advisor, Policy Planning Staff, US Department of State|
|2012-14||Director, Syria, White House National Security Council|
|2000-12||Senior Near East Analyst, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State|