C. Alexander Ohlers specializes in warfare and politics with a focus on strategies of warfare and transnational insurgent movements. He is also a former senior analyst and diplomatic liaison for the U.S. Department of State in Baghdad, Iraq under the Iraq Reconstruction and Management Office, where he developed post-conflict security, essential services, and reconstruction. Prior to Iraq, he founded International Human Development Corporation (IHDC) for international economic development. Ohlers holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has published in The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine, Asharq Al-Awsat, The Washington Times,andOrbis.