Brandon Scott

Brandon Scott has 15+ years of experience in intelligence and strategic security operations. He has lived, worked & traveled to 50+ countries. He is a combat veteran, decorated for valor. He studied International Relations at the American University in Washington, DC & has worked with the US Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security & the Department of State operations in Asia, Europe, North America, Central Asia and the Middle East. He is the founder & Editor-in-Chief of 361 Security LLC, based in Washington, DC.

How Piracy Saved Somalia

Mar 20, 2016

Somali piracy has had unintended positive consequences—from the economy to international cooperation. In 2009, piracy off the coast of Somalia splashed onto the global stage at near epidemic levels. The impact of Somali piracy affected the entire international community as shipping expenses soared. The wave of piracy attacks, however, was...

The Myths of Foreign Affairs School (Part 2/2)

Jun 15, 2013

Brandon Scott compares the professions IR students imagine working in, with the real world of actual IR professions. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. 6: You will be Living in Paris in a Swank Apartment

The War in Iraq Was Won

Mar 20, 2013

Brandon Scott, who served on a Tactical Human Intelligence Team in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, argues that despite the storm of sectarianism and violence,  the Iraq War should be perceived as a success. The 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War was marked this week with the usual commentary of...