Dr. Michael Jonsson is Head of the Defense Policy Studies program at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sw. FOI). Dr. Jonsson holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Department of Government at Uppsala University and is a former Fulbright Scholar at Georgetown University. His dissertation focused on counterinsurgency, based on extensive field research in Colombia. Prior to joining government, Dr. Jonsson worked as a consultant, including for the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He has also published extensively, including with Survival, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Jane’s Intelligence Review, International Herald Tribune and Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Dr. Jonsson is also the editor (with Svante Cornell) of Crime, Conflict and the State in Postcommunist Eurasia (Pennsylvania University Press, 2014).