About the author
As a long-time analyst of global defense issues, Robbin Laird has worked in the U.S. government and several think tanks, including the Center for Naval Analysis and the Institute for Defense Analysis. He is a Columbia University alumnus, a frequent op-ed contributor to the defense press, and an author of several books on international security issues. Dr. Laird has taught at Columbia University, Queens College, Princeton University, and Johns Hopkins University. He acts as an editor and contributor to several defense websites, magazines, and journals. Dr. Laird also serves as a Research Fellow in Australia, and is currently based in Arlington Virginia and Paris, France.