Research and Policy
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Center for Operational Analysis and Research
Peter Luskin is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Operational Analysis and Research (COAR). The COAR is an independent social enterprise that directly supports practitioners, policy-makers, and donors by facilitating humanitarian and development interventions in complex and high-risk environments. In 2015, Peter established and subsequently led the Mercy Corps Humanitarian
Access Team, an analytical unit supporting humanitarian programming in Syria, Libya, and Yemen. Previously, Peter managed security and conflict analysis at the International Monetary Fund, focusing on its high-risk portfolio in north and east Africa, the Middle East, and central Asia. From 2010 to 2013, Peter served in Afghanistan as a Human Terrain Analyst with the U.S. Department of Defense, deploying to outposts in rural Kandahar and along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Peter holds an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, Bachelors in both French Literature and Classics, and speaks fluent French and proficient Arabic and Pashtu.