Christopher M. Faulkner is a postdoctoral fellow in the National Security Affairs Department at the U.S. Naval War College. His scholarly interests include rebel recruitment and tactics, African security, private military/security companies, civil-military relations and maritime terrorism. His work has appeared in academic journals such as African Security, Civil Wars, Democratization and International Studies Quarterly. At NWC, Professor Faulkner teaches courses on National Security and Theater Security Decision Making. Previously, he served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Central Florida and as a visiting assistant professor in International Studies at Centre College.