Ari Tolany is the Program Manager for the U.S. Program at the Center for Civiliansin Conflict (CIVIC), where she focuses on civilian protection and security assistance. Her views are her own and do not necessarily represent those of CIVIC.
Prior to joining CIVIC, Ari was a Herbert J. Scoville Peace Fellow at the Stimson Center’s South Asia Program, where she designed simulations assessing nuclear and conventional escalation risks in South Asia. She has also served as a Brumley Fellow in State Fragility at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, where she studied how legal reforms shaped political violence in late colonial India. Ari is an Emerging Expert with the Forum on the Arms Trade and was a 2019 Farsi/Dari Critical Language Scholar in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. She received an M.A in Middle Eastern Studies and a B.A in International Relations and Global Studies with a Persian minor, both with high honors from the University of Texas. She is also on LinkedIn.
Articles by this author:
A Decade Ago, the Obama Administration Acted When the M23 Terrorized Eastern DRC. Will Biden Do the Same?
by Daniel Levine-Spound and Ari Tolany
Apr 13th, 2023
The FY 2023 NDAA Falls Short on Security Assistance Oversight
by Ari Tolany
Dec 21st, 2022
How the FY23 NDAA Can Strengthen Oversight and Transparency of U.S. Security Assistance and Civilian Harm (Part II)
by Ari Tolany
Sep 12th, 2022