Dr. Bryce Loidolt is a Research Fellow at National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies. Prior to joining NDU, he was a Defense Analyst at the RAND Corporation. Loidolt’s research examines the conduct and consequences of terrorism, irregular and unconventional warfare, and insurgency. He has deployed twice to provide research support to Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan and conducted field research in Egypt, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. Through Arabic and English language research, Loidolt's work has appeared as RAND Corporation monographs, in West Point's CTC Sentinel, the Modern War Institute, and in scholarly journals such as Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Terrorism and Political Violence. A Southern California native, Loidolt received his B.A. in Middle East Studies from Middlebury College, his M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the George Washington University.