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I am a political-military analyst with more than two decades of experience working on the Middle East and U.S. defense policy toward the region. I'm also a former U.S. Department of Defense senior advisor with oversight responsibilities for security cooperation in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility. I specialize in the Levant and the Gulf regions and focus on security cooperation between the United States and its regional partners, and Arab national security and defense processes. My new book, Rebuilding Arab Defense: US Security Cooperation in the Middle East, is available for purchase on Amazon and the Lynne Rienner Publishers website.