Small Wars Journal

Larry P. Goodson


Dr. Larry P. Goodson is Professor of Middle East Studies at the U.S. Army War College,where he is the only person to hold the General Dwight D. Eisenhower Chair of National Security twice (2014-2017, 2004-2007). Since joining the US government in 2002, Dr.Goodson has been continually called upon to serve as a regional advisor on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Middle East by senior U.S. military and political leaders.Dr. Goodson completed his PhD at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling Afghanistan’s Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban (2001) as well as numerous chapters and articles. Currently, he is writing “The First Great War of the 21 st Century: From Syria to Ukraine to the South China Sea,” which argues that a global war between China, Russia, and the
United States is underway.

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