DEREK S. REVERON is a professor of national security affairs and the EMC Informationist Chair at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He specializes in security cooperation, democratization, political violence, and intelligence. His books include Inside Defense: Understanding the 21st Century Military (coeditor with Judith Hicks Steihm; Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); Flashpoints in the War on Terrorism(coeditor with Jeffrey Stevenson Murer; Routledge, 2006); America's Viceroys: The Military and U.S. Foreign Policy (editor; Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); and Promoting Democracy in the Post-Soviet Region (Mellen Press, 2002). He serves as a senior editorial board member for the National Intelligence Journaland editorial board member of the Naval War College Review. He is also a contributing editor to the New Atlanticist, the blog for the Atlantic Council of the United States. Before joining the Naval War College faculty, Dr. Reveron taught political science at the Joint Military Intelligence College, National Defense University, and the U.S. Naval Academy. He received a diploma from the Naval War College, and a master's degree in political science and a doctorate in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago.