Nicholas Danforth is a fellow at Century International and an editor at War on the Rocks, where he writes the politics and cartography newsletter Mid-Afternoon Map.

He has previously covered Turkey, U.S. foreign policy, and the Middle East for think tanks including the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Danforth received his MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and his BA from Yale. He completed his PhD in history at Georgetown University in 2015.

He is author of the book The Remaking of Republican Turkey: Memory and Modernity since the Fall of the Ottoman Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021) and has written widely for publications including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times and the Washington Post.