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Dr. Martin Scott Catino is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Assistant Professor in the College of Global and Security Studies who earned his Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has specialized in strategic security topics including Iran, the Arabian Gulf, insurgencies, low intensity conflict, and transnational criminal organizations. Also, he has served in various advisement and research positions for the United States Government -- as well as for universities in the United States. He has conducted field studies throughout Southwest and Southeast Asia utilizing advanced research methods and analytic techniques. He has achieved the following awards: two U.S. Fulbright Scholarships; U.S. State Department Visiting Scholar to Saudi Arabia; U.S. Visiting Scholar to Beijing University; and the Sasakawa Visiting Scholarship. Dr. Catino has served as a dissertation chair and thesis chair as well as teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the subjects of international security, military strategy, insurgencies, military leadership, and advanced research and analysis.
His most recent scholarship includes: "Origins of Cyber-Warfare" in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies, 2019; “Mexico, Civil Society, and Security: Complex Dimensions of Unchecked Cartel Expansion,” (accepted for publication); “Teddy Bears for Terrorists: President Theodore Roosevelt and America’s First War on Terrorism.” Paper presented at the South Carolina Historical Association Annual Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, 2018; "The US Home Front: Drug Cartels and Security along the US–Mexico Border: Routledge": The Future of US Warfare. January 15, 2017; "Diving for Pearls: Shia Insurgency and Counterterrorism Measures in Bahrain." The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy. January 2, 2017; and “Assessing Iranian Security Capabilities: The Case of the Green Movement Protests, 2009-2011” in Mohammed Aman, ed., The Middle East: New Order or Disorder. Washington: Westphalia Press, 2016.