Bruce Hoffman is the Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and a specialist in the study of terrorism and counter-insurgency. He previously was Director of the RAND Corporation's Washington Office (1998-2006), Vice President for External Affairs at RAND (2001-2004) and held the RAND Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency (2006-2006). Hoffman's publications include the books Inside Terrorism (1998; 2nd expanded and revised edition 2006); and, The Failure of Britain's Military Strategy in Palestine, 1939-1947 (1983). He is the editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism; and, the series editor of Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare, published by Columbia University Press. He holds a BA from Connecticut College and a B.Phil. and D.Phil. from University of Oxford.