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Bruce Hoffman
Professor, Georgetown University

directs Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies and is a senior fellow at the US Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center. His latest book is Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 (Knopf, 2015).

Written by Bruce Hoffman