Paul Davis is a Senior Fellow at Soran University Erbil Iraqi Kurdistan and the president of JANUSThink, a consulting firm in Northern Virginia. A Retired Army Military Intelligence analyst (all source-pol/mil) with a focus on, from the beginning, Soviet Union/Russia, North Korea and the Middle East, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. I was listed as an SME on Kurdistan at the end of my military career and continued as a government contractor. In total I have 30+ years of intel experience, both tactical and strategic. I have, both in uniform and as a civilian written for and briefed senior decision makers both civilian and military as well as foreign officials. Since my retirement I have contributed to Kurdish on line news outlets, NRT, Rudaw and K24, writing both analysis and opinion as well as an on air contributor and analyst. I have also written for the American Spectator as well as having opinion pieces in the Washington Times. I have been interviewed as a regional expert by Sky News and TRT. My background includes education and experience in Political Science, History and Military Science. My writings use history to connect with current events and project to likely future outcomes. While in service my experience ran from a brigade S2 to working for an intelligence agency and then in support of the J2 at the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.