Diane L. Maye is a visiting assistant professor at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, an external research associate with the U.S. Army War College, and an affiliated scholar at George Mason University. She has taught undergraduate courses in International Relations, American Foreign Policy, and Political Islam. She writes on issues that involve security and governance in the Middle East, U.S. defense policy, and national security strategy. Prior to her work in academia, Diane served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and worked in the defense industry. Follow Diane on Twitter at @dianeleighmaye.