Matthew P. Dearing

Matthew P. Dearing is a research associate completing a PhD in the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval Postgraduate School. His dissertation focuses on the variation of paramilitary groups in Afghanistan. He is a prior-service Marine with a BA from UC Berkeley and MA from the Naval Postgraduate School.  His interests have taken him throughout Afghanistan, Belarus, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Malawi.

The death of Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika throws the country's stability into question.

Examing small wars in Indonesia, East Timor, Sudan, and Kenya to see what lessons apply to Afghanistan