Greg Kleponis is currently a PhD Candidate in Conflict Studies at the University of Bolton, UK. He also holds a Masters of Art in Diplomacy with a concentration in International Conflict Management from Norwich University as well as a LLM, Laws from the University of London with a concentration in International Criminal Justice. He is a retired USAF Colonel who has served in advisory capacities in both Iraq and Afghanistan during the last 10 years, with the most recent post as Senior Adviser to the Deputy Minister of Interior, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan where he served as an advisor on security, anti-terror and rule of law programs. He is a researcher and writer for various projects most recently for the US Army War College, the Peacekeeping Stability Operations Institute and has contributed to the Small Wars Journal and the Strategic Studies Institute. He currently resides in Ancient Corinth Greece.