David Isenberg

Project Leader and Researcher, NISAT

David Isenberg
David Isenberg left PRIO in 2009. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Working on the Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfer (NISAT), with focus on conventional arms trade and private military and security contracting.

Background

Languages:

English, some Spanish

Work experience:

2002-2007: Senior Analyst, British American Security Information Council.

2001-2002: Consultant for the "Business of War" project, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Center for Public Integrity.

1998-2001: Analyst at the Arms Control & Threat Reduction Division of DynCorp National Security Programs.

1989-1998: Senior Research Analyst at the Center for Defense Information, Washington, DC.

1988-1989: Research Associate on the Project on Military Procurement, Washington, DC.

1987-1988: Research Fellow, Business Executives for National Security, Washington, DC.

1983: Research Intern, Center for Defense Information, Washington, DC.

1979-1982: Researcher, Office of Representative James Weaver (D-OR), Eugene, OR.

1973-1977: U.S. Navy. Honorably discharged.

 

Education:

M.A., International Affairs, 1988, American University, Washington, DC.

B.A., International Studies, 1982, University of Oregon. Dean's List.

Events

PRIO started tracking events online in 2007. This listing is not complete. Past events may be mentioned in our news archive.

Publications

Recent publications

All publications

Popular Article

Isenberg, David (2009) Good News for Blackwater is Bad News for Industry, Huffington Post, 31 December.
Isenberg, David (2009) What We Don't Know on Contractors and Why We Don't Know It, Huffington Post, 30 December.
Isenberg, David (2009) Money Isn't Everything; It's the Only Thing, Huffington Post, 28 December.
Isenberg, David (2009) Yes, We're Talking About You, KBR, says Congress, Huffington Post, 26 December.
Isenberg, David (2009) Contractors 'R U.S., Huffington Post, 23 December.
Isenberg, David (2009) Contractors and Cost Effectiveness, Huffington Post, 23 December.
Isenberg, David (2009) Goodbye to 2009: The Year in Review, Across the Aisle, 22 December.
Isenberg, David (2009) Missing in Action, Asia Times, 19 December.
Isenberg, David (2009) The Wheels of Investigation Turn Slowly at IPOA, Private Military Herald, 8 December.
Isenberg, David (2009) Afghanistan: I Don’t Believe in Miracles, Across the Aisle, Partnership For a Secure America, 24 November.
Isenberg, David (2009) Put Up or Shut Up, Partnership For a Secure America, 10 November.
Isenberg, David (2009) Sex and Security in Afghanistan , Asia Times, 6 October.
Isenberg, David (2009) Commentary on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Hearings (Part 3), Private Military Herald, 5 October.
Isenberg, David (2009) Once More unto the Afghanistan Breach, Dear Friends, Once More, Across the Aisle Blog, Partnership For a Secure America, 29 September.
Isenberg, David (2009) Commentary on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Hearings (Part 2), Private Military Herald, 27 September.
Isenberg, David (2009) Commentary on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Hearings (Part 1), Private Military Herald, 25 September.
Isenberg, David (2009) Exclusive! Isenberg Analyzes Gordon vs. AGNA, Private Military Herald, 20 September.
Isenberg, David (2009) Be Careful for What You Ask For Because You Just Might Get It, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 15 September.
Isenberg, David (2009) When Stress Becomes Fatal, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 1 September.
Isenberg, David (2009) Remember NATO?, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 4 August.
Isenberg, David (2009) Giving Us That Old Time Military-industrial Congressional Pork Barrel, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 21/07/2009.
Isenberg, David (2009) DOD Reforms will Not Hurt Defence Sector, Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, 10 July.
Isenberg, David (2009) Out with the Old, in with the New, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 7 July.
Isenberg, David (2009) Private Contractors Still Lack Adequate Oversight, Defense News, 29 June.
Isenberg, David (2009) Iran: Putting the Dēmos Back in Democracy, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 23 June.
Isenberg, David (2009) Can’t Anyone Here Manage a Contract?, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 9 June.
Isenberg, David (2009) Torture? I’m Shocked, Shocked I Say, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 26 May.
Isenberg, David (2009) March 2009: Those Were the Days, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 12 May.
Isenberg, David (2009) The Good, and Bad, News on Contractors, Asia Times, 29 April.
Isenberg, David (2009) Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends: The Afpak Sideshow, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 28 April.
Isenberg, David (2009) Up is Down, Increases are Cuts: Newspeak and the Department of Defense, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 14 April.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Lions and Contractors and Robots. Oh My!, United Press International, 10 April.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Let Loose the Legal Beagles of War, United Press International, 3 April.
Isenberg, David (2009) Obama to Houston: We Have a Strategy, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 31 March.
Isenberg, David (2009) US Cries Chinese Wolf, Asia Times, 30 March.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Have Ph.D., Will Travel, United Press International, 27 March.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Theory is Fine, Action is Better, United Press International, 20 March.
Isenberg, David (2009) Mrs. Obama: The Military has Bigger Problems than Families Using Food Stamps, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 16 March.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Can't We All Just Get Along?, United Press International, 13 March.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Contractors Doomed to Repeat, United Press International, 6 March.
Isenberg, David (2009) To Withdraw, Perchance to Dream, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 2 March.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Blue Helmets and Bottom Lines, United Press International, 27 February.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Mercenaries are in the Eye of the Beholder, United Press International, 20 February.
Isenberg, David (2009) Stimulate the Pentagon? You Have Got to be Kidding, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 17 February.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Media to Contractors: Who are you Guys?, United Press International, 13 February.
Isenberg, David (2009) Security Peddlers Eyes Afghan Windfall, Asian Times Online, 4 February.
Isenberg, David (2009) How Hast Thou Hurt Us? Let Us Count the Ways, Across the Aisle: Partnership For a Secure America Blog, 3 February.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Contractors Fulfilling a Contract -- Imagine That, United Press International, 30 January.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Contractors Impact on Military Culture, United Press International, 23 January.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: Codes of conduct -- Trust but Verify, United Press International, 16 January.
Isenberg, David (2009) Dogs of War: The Future of Contractor Accountability -- Immunity or Impunity?, United Press International, 12 January.

PRIO Report

Isenberg, David (2009) Private Military Contractors and U.S. Grand Strategy, PRIO Report, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

Book Review

Isenberg, David(2009) Review of Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century 13 June.