Daniel Kimmage received his undergraduate education at the State University of New York at Binghamton and earned an M.A. in Russian and Islamic history from Cornell University. From 1997 to 2001, Kimmage lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he was the Englishlanguage editor of the quarterly journal Manuscripta Orientalia at the Institute of Oriental Studies. From 2003 to 2008, Kimmage was a regional analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, where he focused on politics, business, and media issues in Central Asia and Russia. During his time at RFE/RL, Kimmage co-authored Iraqi Insurgent Media: The War of Images and Ideas (2007) and authored The Al-Qaeda Media Nexus (2008), which detailed the media branding and distribution strategies of Al-Qaeda and affi liated movements. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic, Foreign Policy, and Slate. He is currently an independent consultant based in Washington, D.C.