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Speaker's Biography:

Linda Robinson
Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation

Linda Robinson is a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her current research centers on the U.S. strategy to counter the Islamic State, gray zone conflicts, building partner capacity, and special operations forces. She recently testified before the U.S. Congress on U.S. counterterrorism policy. Her recent publications include "Improving Strategic Competence: Lessons from 13 Years of War" (2013), a Council on Foreign Relations report on special operations, best-selling and critically acclaimed books, including: "One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare" (2012); "Tell Me How This Ends" (2008), and "Masters of Chaos" (2004). She is on the advisory board of the National Defense University and chair of the Army War College board. Prior to joining RAND in 2012, Robinson conducted research as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a senior adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a senior consulting fellow at the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

Twitter: @RobinsonL100

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