Nick Grinstead is contributor at the International Security Observer (ISO). Nick has spent the last several years immersing himself in the language, culture, and politics of the MENA region, primarily in Syria and Lebanon. He has a B.A. from The George Washington University, one of the premier International Relations institutions in the United States, and a M.A. from The American University in Beirut. Nick has previously worked for Stratfor Intelligence, applying his knowledge of the MENA region to create high-quality geopolitical risk analysis. He speaks English, Levantine Arabic, intermediate Swedish and basic Spanish and French. He currently resides in Sweden and enjoys a good club sandwich.