Bryce Loidolt is a Research Fellow at National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies and a doctoral candidate in the Political Science Department at George Washington University. Prior to joining NDU, he was a Defense Analyst at the RAND Corporation. He has also served as adjunct faculty at NDU's Fort Bragg campus where he taught courses on political Islam and the social, economic, and political dimensions of Arab militaries. Bryce’s research examines the conduct and consequences of terrorism, irregular and partnered warfare, and insurgency. Currently, he is closely examining the relationship between U.S. military advising and the battlefield performance of Iraqi and Afghan units during OIF/OEF. Bryce has deployed twice to provide research support to Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan and has conducted field research in Egypt and Yemen. Through Arabic and English language research, Bryce’s work has appeared as RAND Corporation monographs and in scholarly journals such as Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Terrorism and Political Violence. A Southern California native, Bryce received his B.A. in Middle East Studies from Middlebury College, and his M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.