Dr. Jonathan Zartman is an associate professor in the Department of Research at Air Command and Staff College. He received his Ph. D. in 2004 from the University of Denver. He has served as a Fulbright Fellow to Uzbekistan, a National Security Program Fellow to Tajikistan and has traveled for research and consultations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Oman, and Turkey. His published articles and conference presentations cover the topics of social movements, civil wars, conflict analysis, cultural identity, and Islam.