Timothy D. Hoyt is a Professor of Strategy and Policy, John Nicholas Brown Chair of Counter-terrorism, and Academic Director and Senior Mentor for the Advanced Strategy Program at the U.S. Naval War College.  His past research focused on national security in the developing world and on U.S. foreign policy and military strategy in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  His work for the Society of Friends in Belfast during the Troubles reinforced an interest in Irish history and politics that he has continued to pursue.  His research on Ireland’s war of independence and civil war has been presented to academic and military audiences in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and is the subject of a book manuscript currently under development.