Michael B. Kraft
Washington DC, United States
Michael B. Kraft is a Washington-based counterterrorism writer, editor, and consultant with more than 30 years of experience working on terrorism issues in the State Department, Congress, and the private sector. During his 19 years in the State Department Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Mr. Kraft helped draft and enact major counterterrorism legislation and also worked on various programs and as well as public diplomacy and regional issues. He is the co-author of U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What” (CRC Press), the recently published first publicly available description of the many USG officers and unclassified programs involved in counterterrorism. He also is co-editor of a major counterterrorism reference book, The Evolution of U.S. Counterterrorism Policy (Praeger Security International 2008) and is working on an updated version.
After retiring from the State Department, Mr. Kraft worked at the National Defense University Africa Center for Strategic Studies, lectured at various civilian universities consulted on various DHS and DOD projects and worked on bioterrorism issues. Mr. Kraft also contributed chapters for several other counterterrorism books as well as articles for various journals, newspapers and the Counterterrorism Blog. He previously served as staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Mideast Subcommittee and earlier as a Reuters and UPI correspondent in Washington, London and Central Africa. Mr. Kraft is a graduate of the University of Michigan.