Barnett S. Koven is the Training Director, a Senior Researcher, and the Political Instability, Counterterrorism and Gray Zone Portfolios Lead at the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). He received his Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in Political Science, as well as a B.A. in International Affairs and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies from the George Washington University. Koven is an expert in irregular warfare and has conducted extensive fieldwork in conflict and post-conflict zones.