John A. Tures is a political science professor at LaGrange College in Georgia. Before that, he worked for a defense contractor in Washington, DC. He taught at the University of Delaware and received his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He has had articles appear in International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Homeland Security Affairs, Journal of American Studies, Middle East Politics, Cato Journal, Homeland Security Review, East European Quarterly, Journal of Conflict, Security and Development, Journal of International and Area Studies, Asian Politics and Policy, Digest of Middle East Studies, Journal of Private Enterprise, and the Western Journal of Black Studies, among others in international politics, foreign policy, terrorism, American government, the Middle East, East Europe, and the War of 1812. He writes columns for newspapers, and provided columns for Yahoo News, Southern Political Report, and Like the Dew.