Bahram M. Rajaee specializes in research at the intersection of the international relations of Southwest Asia, Iranian politics, and US foreign policy. His work on the evolution of US foreign policy in Southwest Asia, radical Islamism, Iranian refugee policy, and the legal regime of the Caspian Sea has appeared in the journalsInternational Politics,Middle East Journal, andComparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle Eastas well as chapters in several edited volumes. His current interests include the development of Iranian national security doctrine and long-term patterns of conflict and cooperation among regional states in Southwest Asia. Rajaee received his PhD from the University of Delaware in 2000. He has served as a director at the University of Delaware’s Institute for Global Studies and a staff political scientist at the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC. He is currently a Foreign Service Officer in the US Department of State. Mark J. Miller is the Emma Smith Morris Professor at the University of Delaware where he has taught in the Department of Political Science and International Relations since 1978. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he is the co-author with Stephen Castles of The Age ofMigration(5th edition, 2012). Miller has served as the academic co-director of a series of institutes on US National Security Policymaking funded by the US Department of State from 2003-2005 and from 2009-2011. He is a recipient of the Francis X. Alison prize, the highest honor bestowed upon faculty by the University of Delaware.