About the Author
Steven Simon, assistant director and senior fellow for US Security Studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, served on the National Security Council staff as the director for global issues from 1994 to 1998, and as the senior director for counterterrorism from 1998 to 1999. Prior to entering the administration, he held several positions at the US Department of State dealing with regional security and nonproliferation. He holds degrees from Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton and was an international affairs fellow at Oxford University. He is the coauther, with Daniel Benjamin, of The Age of Sacred Terror.