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Caitlin Talmadge is an associate professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she serves on the core faculty of the Security Studies Program. She is also non-resident senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution. Her research focuses on civil-military relations, military effectiveness, defense policy, deterrence and escalation, and Persian Gulf security issues. Her most recent book is "The Dictator’s Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes" (Cornell University Press, 2015). She is currently writing a book on nuclear escalation in conventional wars. Previously, she was a professor at George Washington University, where she was also a member of the Institute for Security & Conflict Studies.
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