Joseph Holliday is a Fellow and former Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War focusing on the ongoing crisis in Syria. He wrote the ISW reports "Syria's Maturing Insurgency" in June 2012, “Syria's Armed Opposition” in March 2012 and “The Struggle for Syria in 2011” in December 2011. Holliday has briefed Members of Congress and Congressional staff, military and intelligence personnel, and State Department officials. He has also provided analysis for news outlets including the New York Times, the Associated Press, Reuters, USA Today, CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera.
Prior to joining ISW, Holliday served as an infantry and intelligence officer in the U.S. Army from June 2006 to September 2011, and continues to serve in the Army reserves. During his time on active duty, Holliday deployed to East Baghdad, Iraq from November 2007 to January 2009 with the 10th Mountain Division, 2-30 Infantry Battalion. From May 2010 to May 2011 he deployed to Afghanistan's Kunar Province as the Intelligence Officer for 2-327 Infantry Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. Holliday has a Bachelor's degree in History from Princeton University.