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Author Bios

Robert W. Schaefer (1)

  LTC Robert W. Schaefer is a highly decorated U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) and Eurasian Foreign Area Officer. For more than 25 years he has served in a variety of special units and he has participated in virtually every U.S. overseas operation since 1990. He has extensive experience with counterinsurgency and counter-terrorist operations around the world and has lived and worked in many countries of the former Soviet Union. He is uniquely qualified to analyze the conflict in the North Caucasus because of his first-hand experience planning and executing counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism operations in the Caucasus region. LTC Schaefer was the recipient of the Special Operations Command (US SOCOM) Award of Excellence in 2001. He obtained his Masters Degree in Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies from Harvard University in 2005. His latest book, “The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad” (Praeger, 2011) has won multiple awards for current events, earned a Kirkus Star, as well as rave reviews from the New York Times and The Economist.

Becky Kohler da Cruz (1)

Dr. Becky Kohler da Cruz is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Law & Society in the Department of Criminal Justice, Social & Political Science, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses and directs the Master’s in Criminal Justice, Law & Society, and Cyber Crime Programs. She holds a JD from the University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio, and a Ph.D. from Capella University, Minnesota. Her publications have appeared in the National Social Science Journal, International Restorative Justice, Law Enforcement Executive Forum, and the Journal of Third World Studies.

Chloe Gotterson (1)

Chloe Gotterson holds a MA in Geopolitics and Grand Strategy from the University of Sussex. Having recently spent some time in Myanmar and South East Asia, she is now working for an international organization in Bogota, Colombia.

Thomas Cook (1)

COL Thomas Cook is an Armor Officer, Assistant Professor, and Senior Research Scientist at West Point.  He holds a BS in History from Brockport State University, an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Louisville, and an MS in Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Michael Eliassen (1)

MAJ Michael Eliassen is currently the Battalion Executive Officer for 1-26 Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.  He served in Iraq (27 months) and Afghanistan (12 months).  He is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff Course, Maneuver Captain's Career Course, US Army Ranger School and the Officer Candidate School.  He holds a BA from Washington State University, a BA Ed from Eastern Washington University, a Master of Arts in Military Studies from American Military University, and a Masters in Military Studies from the Australian National University.

Bill Caldwell (1)

LTG William B. Caldwell IV is currently the commander of US Army North (Fifth Army).  He has served in a wide variety of assignments, including Commander, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan; Commander, US Army Combined Arms Center; and Commander, 82nd Airborne Division.

Gary D. Brown (1)

Colonel Gary D. Brown, USAF, has been the Staff Judge Advocate at U.S. Cyber Command since its inception in May 2010.  He holds a J.D. and an LL.M. in International Law, and is a Nebraska attorney.

Scott Goldman (1)

Captain Scott Goldman is a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army.  CPT Goldman served as the South of Kabul Rule of Law Advisor in Afghanistan from January 2013 - January 2014.  He is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A.) and Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D.).  He currently serves as the Command Judge Advocate for the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Scott Swanson (1)

Scott Swanson is a Defense and Intelligence advisor within Deloitte Consulting LLC’s Federal practice.  He is a published author and instructor on the topics of special operations, red teaming, critical infrastructure protection, irregular warfare, illicit finance, proxy actors, and intelligence topics.  He has supported the community as a cleared professional with his work as an analyst and in the field.

John A. McCary (1)

John A. McCary is a former Foreign Service Officer who served in Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010. Prior to serving as a diplomat, McCary wrote for the Wall Street Journal, earned his master's in International Security from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and served as an Arabic-speaking human intelligence collector for five years in the U.S. Army. He deployed to Habbaniyah, Iraq, located on the highway between Fallujah and Ramadi, from 2003-2004. McCary appeared in the Oscar-nominated documentary, Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience and his writing was published in a book under the same name.

Erica Chenoweth (1)

Erica Chenoweth, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University and director of Wesleyan’s Program on Terrorism and Insurgency Research. Chenoweth is an internationally-recognized authority on terrorism, nonviolent resistance, and counterterrorism. Her books include Why Civil Resistance Works: the Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (Columbia University Press, 2011) with Maria J. Stephan of the U.S. State Department. The book is based on an article published by the two authors in International Security, No. 1 (Summer 2008), pp. 7–44,

Ivan Welch (1)

Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Welch, U.S. Army, retired, is currently an analyst at the Foreign Military Studies Office at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He served as a US Army Foreign Area Officer for South Asia and continues to work on geostrategic issues.

Albert (Jim) Marckwardt (1)

Albert (Jim) Marckwardt is a Major at U.S. Army North working on Security Cooperation with Mexico and is also a co-author of "The Defense of Jisr Al-Doreaa." 

Brandt Smith (1)

Dr. Brandt Smith is a Social Scientist with 20+ years of experience in Iraq, Taiwan, Thailand, China and Myanmar (Burma).  Most recently, Dr. Smith completed his second tour of duty as a Department of Army Civilian in Iraq where he embedded with the US Army.  His 5 ½ years in Iraq had him traveling the entire country connecting with Kurds, Sunnis and Shi’a interviewing hundreds of Iraqi nationals nationwide.  From 2006-2008 he served as director of a non-government organization (NGO) and later as a Human Terrain System, Social Scientist in eight southern Iraqi provinces.

Garrett Wood (1)

LT Garrett Ryan Wood is a Naval Gunfire Liason Officer at 5th Anglico in Okinawa who served an OIF deployment aboard a DDG in 2009 and recently completed a deployment to OEF.  He  graduated with majors in History and Political Economy from Hillsdale College.